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$550 Million Scheme to Defraud SSA Leads to Guilty Plea

By on March 28, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Social Security disability lawyer recently pleaded guilty to a scheme designed to fraudulently obtain over $500 million in disability payments from the Social Security Administration.

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Social Security Taxes Set to Rise for Some Employees in 2017

By on October 19, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Social Security Taxes Set to Rise for Some Employees in 2017

The Social Security Administration has announced that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will climb 7.3% in 2017.

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SSA Paid Dead Federal Workers $1.7 Million

By on August 30, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
SSA Paid Dead Federal Workers $1.7 Million

An inspector general’s report found that the Social Security Administration improperly paid benefits to federal workers who had previously deceased.

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Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2015

By on May 6, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2015

What were the most popular names for children born in 2015? The Social Security Administration has the answer.

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Senator Picks Up Where Coburn Left Off on Reporting Government Waste

By on December 1, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Picks Up Where Coburn Left Off on Reporting Government Waste

A weight loss program for truck drivers, dead people at SSA, and unused solar panels at the VA – these are just some of the items that Senator James Lankford (R-OK) highlights in a new report on wasteful spending in federal agencies that follows a tradition begun by his predecessor, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).

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SSA Employees Owe $21.8 Million in Delinquent Taxes

By on August 3, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A recent report from the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shows that a small percentage of employees at the agency collectively owed $21.8 million in delinquent taxes as of FY 2013.

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SSDI: A Program Subject to Abuse

By on September 14, 2014 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A new report from the Office of Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shines the spotlight on the widespread abuse taking place within the Social Security Disability Insurance program and identifies the extent to which the Social Security Administration does or does not have the systems and tools in place to fight fraud and abuse.

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ALJ Loses His Job and His Appeals

By on June 24, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An Administrative Law Judge with SSA lost his job after being removed for using government computers to store photos of a personal nature.

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Disparate Treatment, Federal Taxes and "Conduct Unbecoming of a Federal Employee"

By on November 10, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A mailroom worker for SSA got caught up in a fraudulent income tax scheme apparently sponsored by a co-worker. While under investigation, the agency promoted the employee who now had access to a database of Social Security numbers. The employee was fired but a federal court sends the case back to the MSPB for a new decision.

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‘Litigation as a Form of Costless Entertainment’

By on October 6, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has run out of patience with a frequent litigant. In a case involving the Social Security Administration, the court revoked this plaintiff’s privilege of filing without paying filing fees and dismissed his 44 pending cases.

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