Govt Paid Half A Billion In Disability Checks To People Who Had Jobs

US | Thomas Phippen
Social Security Administration building in Maryland (Photo: Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

Due in part to administration’s slow processing

Gender-Neutral Names Are Getting More Popular, 'Less Feminine, Are Perceived As Stronger'

US | Grace Carr
More parents are giving babies gender-neutral names.(Shutterstock/FindelMundo)

‘Gender is fluid and yet to be determined’

Is Your Online Social Security Account Safe From Identity Theft?

Health | Reuters

‘If you don’t plant your flag someone might do it for you’

Nearly 550 Jailed Children Received $2 Million In Social Security Payments

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Hands in handcuffs on white background Shutterstock-Maryna Pleshkun

The Social Security Administration didn’t even know 273 kids were in jail

Nearly 4,000 People Marked Dead Still Took Social Security Checks

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Social Security Card: Chuckstock/, Cemetery: Sherry V Smith/

The VA also marked living people as dead

Government Employees Earn Almost Double The Average American

US | Thomas Phippen
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

It pays to work for Uncle Sam

Feds Paid Dead People Millions In Social Security Benefits

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
The Social Security Administration in benefits to dead people. Photo: Shutterstock

One man stole nearly $300,000 from taxpayers by using his dead half-brother’s identity

Escaped Convict Accused Of Stealing Dead Baby's Identity, Charged With Social Security Fraud

US | Eric Lieberman
Young woman placing flowers on the grave of a deceased family member at cemetery. [Shutterstock - Jacob Lund]

‘Living using the deceased victim’s stolen identity’

Social Security Workers Make Big Money For Alleged Misconduct

Investigative Group | Kathryn Watson
REUTERS/Andrew RC Marshall

Maybe crime does pay

Social Security Administration Sends $165 Million To DEAD People

US | Kathryn Watson
The Social Security Administration in benefits to dead people. Photo: Shutterstock

Total of such spending could be much higher

Christian Gov't Employee Suspended For Not Watching Gay Training Video

US | Amber Randall
Supporters of gay marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘Lifestyle that I simply don’t agree with’

DEAD Govt Workers Get $1.7 Million From Social Security

US | Ted Goodman
Social Security Card: Chuckstock/, Cemetery: Sherry V Smith/

They received Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance

Feds Send $125M In Illegal Social Security Benefits To Chinese Recipients

US | Kathryn Watson
Thousands of people are wrongly taking too much in U.S. Social Security income while receiving pensions from China. Photo: Shutterstock

‘No incentive for SSI recipients to report the pension income’

Feds Took 8 Years To Develop USELESS $300M Software

US | Kathryn Watson
The Social Security Administration has spent $300 million on a computer system it cannot use. Photo: Shutterstock

‘The agency did not fully evaluate all potential alternatives’

Testimony: Social Security Still Putting Millions Of Identities At Risk, Despite $300 Million Investment

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
A U.S. flag on a vehicle flutters as the sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol dome in the hours before President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘In a government entity, all we do is throw more money at it ‘

Caught! Social Security Paid 'Legally Incompetent' People Millions, Again

US | Ethan Barton
Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on her nomination. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

$78 Million should have been paid to surrogates.

Social Security Kicks Whistleblower Out Of Office, Places Him On Admin Leave

US | Jonah Bennett
An American flag flutters in the wind next to signage for a United States Social Security Administration office in Burbank, California October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

‘They’re violating the rules they set for themselves’

Disability Judge Claims He Can't Be Fired For Being Drunk On The Job

US | Luke Rosiak
By Mateusz Opasiński via Wikimedia Commons

Woman he groped says she, too, developed an anxiety disability from the trauma, and wants money.

Jet Ski-Riding Personal Trainer Stole $1.5 Million In Disability Claims

US | Kathryn Watson
A Navy vet exaggerated his disabilities, and went jet skiing and golfing. (Spencer Wynne/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

His ex-wife had pictures of him playing baseball