What is SSA OIG?

What is SSA OIG?

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is directly responsible for meeting the statutory mission of promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of Social Security Administration (SSA) programs and operations and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in such programs …

How do I know if Social Security is calling me?

You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real.

Who investigates SSA?

The Office of Investigations
The Office of Investigations conducts investigations on allegations of fraud and misconduct related to SSA programs, operations, and employees.

What does the OIG do?

Since its 1976 establishment, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been at the forefront of the Nation’s efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse and to improving the efficiency of Medicare, Medicaid and more than 100 other Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs.

Does SSA call you about suspicious activity?

SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.

How do I report a suspicious phone call from Social Security?

Don’t give out your personal information. Social Security and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) take these scams very seriously. We do everything we can to stop the perpetrators and educate the public. To report suspicious activity, please call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.

Does Social Security send out private investigators?

Unlike private insurance companies the SSA does not generally conduct surveillance investigations, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t or never will. Once you file a disability claim, the SSA looks for proof of your disability.

What does the Office of the OIG do for SSA?

OIG also searches for and reports systemic weaknesses in SSA programs and operations, and makes recommendations for needed improvements and corrective actions. The Inspector General (S8). The Deputy Inspector General (S8). The Immediate Office of the Inspector General (S8A). The Office of Investigations (S8B). The Office of Audit (S8C).

What is the PO Box for Social Security disability in Chicago?

PO Box 8280 Chicago, IL 60680-8280. (Do not send Social Security card or claims applications, or related material, to this address – instead call 1-800-772-1213 or contact your local office.)

What does the Chicago Field Division do for Social Security?

The Chicago Field Division (CFD) (S8BM) conducts criminal, civil and administrative investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse involving Social Security programs and operations within its designated geographic area. Investigative efforts by the division lead to criminal convictions, civil monetary penalties, and/or administrative sanctions.

Why Choose Chicago Social Security region?

Our Chicago region staff are a highly dedicated group of Federal employees, available to explain the rights and responsibilities which each beneficiary, or potential beneficiary, has under the programs we administer. Our region processes nearly 1.5 million new Social Security claims each year.