SSA Disability Fraud Testimony To Congress & OIG Website

On January 16, 2014, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security about SSA disability fraud.  Read her testimony here.  The Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, contains a “Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse” link to the SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG). There…
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Social Security Newsletter

You can read and subscribe to a free, monthly, Social Security Administration electronic newsletter at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/newsletter/. The current Social Security Update mentions the testimony of Glenn Sklar, SSA Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, before Congress on November 19, 2013. He testified about Social Security’s efforts to improve the management of the disability appeals…
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Budget Update In March SSA Newsletter

Did You Know? You can read and subscribe to a free, monthly, Social Security Administration electronic newsletter at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/newsletter/. Along with other articles, the current Social Security Update has highlights from the March 14, 2013, testimony before Congress by Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security.   Her testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on…
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Financial Challenges Facing The SSA Disability Program

Stephen C. Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, on March 14, 2013.   Speaking about financial challenges facing the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, his full remarks covered these five topics:   An update on the projected financial status of the…
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Open Government, Social Security, OIG And You

The Social Security Administration website has a section devoted to the open government initiative (http://ssa.gov/open/index.html).    More than benefit information, a lot of Social Security material is there including research, budget and finance information, and actuarial data. You can also view public service announcements, order publications and watch webinars. Today, I am highlighting the Open Government…
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