How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

How do you report fraud to the Social security administration?

You may report suspected Social Security fraud to your local office, or by calling the toll free Social Security phone number at 1-800-772-1213.

Of course, reporting fraud will require that you know some information about the person you are alleging has committed fraud. Remember, Social Security will have to be able to identify the person in their records, and that will require that SSA can match the individual to their Social Security number.

You are not required to have the individual's number in order to make a fraud report, however it will be helpful if you can provide a name, date of birth, or at least a phone number or address for the person.

To protect your privacy, you may report alleged instances of fraud to the Social Security Administration and remain anonymous.

Return to:  

  • Social Security Retirement Questions

    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions

  • If I am a widower and get married, will it affect my Social Security retirement?

  • If you already receive Social Security retirement, is there a way to increase the benefit amount?

    For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

    The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

    To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.