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What investigative responsibilities does SSA have in administering the Social Security program?
142. What investigative responsibilities does SSA have in administering the Social Security program?
In administering the retirement, survivors, disability insurance, and the SSI programs, we must:
Provide benefits to people who are entitled to them under the provisions of the Social Security Act; and
Protect the Social Security trust funds and the general revenues by denying benefits when not due.
In carrying out these responsibilities, we investigate all questionable actions and statements made in connection with claims for benefits or earnings records. If there is adequate evidence that a criminal provision was violated, the case may be referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution.
Last Revised: Apr. 18, 2006
- Trust Funds Available For Benefits
- Fraud In Connection With Benefit Claims And Earnings Records
- Beneficiary Under Age 18
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- Purposes of Social Security
- When are you entitled to divorced spouse's insurance benefits?
- The Earnings Test
- Termination of Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
- Personal Records of Worker
- When do you need to provide proof of age?
- What is other benefit income?
- Type of Evidence to be Submitted - General
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