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IG: SSA Sent Estimated $1 Million in Improper Payments to Prisoners
Cybercast News Service ^ | February 26, 2014 - 12:07 PM | Ali Meyer

Posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:58 PM PST by Olog-hai

The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an estimated $1 million in improper payments between 2000 and 2010 to people who were in prison, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report entitled Special Disability Workload Payments Made to Incarcerated Beneficiaries.

The investigation over the payments began after the SSA discovered certain beneficiaries were not receiving their disability insurance (DI) checks.

As the report states, “Studies SSA conducted identified SSI recipients who had their entitlement based on applications before January 1, 2000, and appeared to be insured for, but were not receiving, DI benefits. The Agency categorized these individuals as SDW cases. As of September 30, 2010, SSA reported a total estimated SDW liability of $173 million due the public.” …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: oig; sdw; ssa; ssdi

1 posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:58 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Socialist Security Administration did this? Was it on purpose to specific like-minded criminals? Are any, even bumbling unaccountable bureaucrats (useful idiot socialists) held accountable?

Perhaps chairman I$$A can get to the bottom of this mess.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml?id=60031


2 posted on 02/26/2014 8:42:27 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Well, the other side of this is that many may have been career criminals, and, being in prison, they can no longer work.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 8:56:35 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: PGalt

A story from the early 90s. I worked at a Cal Youth Authority facility in ChinoCA where an inmate received a monthly SSA check. He was incarcerated for killing his parents. Check was credited to his account and used for canteen purchases etc.

Oh, he qualified for a check because he was an orphan. A sharp Accounting Asst, caught it and took the check to the Superintendent. He sent it onto Sacramento. Two weeks later there was a regulation changed prohibiting those type of checks.

Fastest moving government I saw since Pearl Harbor (or heard about it).


4 posted on 02/26/2014 9:03:19 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Olog-hai
Gov't. thugs, paying (support paym't.?) to fellow prison thugs.

5 posted on 02/27/2014 2:48:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Olog-hai
The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an estimated $1 million in improper payments between 2000 and 2010 to people who were in prison.

Only $1 million? I thought it was much higher than that.

6 posted on 02/27/2014 4:01:30 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: morphing libertarian
A story from the early 90s. I worked at a Cal Youth Authority facility in ChinoCA

I was at San Quentin from 88 to 90, and Solano in Vacaville, from 90 to 2013. I actually liked San Quentin better, but I cut a 50 mile one way commute down to 6 miles.

7 posted on 02/27/2014 5:57:30 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: morphing libertarian
A story from the early 90s. I worked at a Cal Youth Authority facility in ChinoCA

I was at San Quentin from 88 to 90, and Solano in Vacaville, from 90 to 2013. I actually liked San Quentin better, but I cut a 50 mile one way commute down to 6 miles.

8 posted on 02/27/2014 5:58:09 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

you must have been one of the first in the new Solano.

I retired as Asst Super in 98. Heart attack.

Did consulting in 15 states on emer preparedness. Got to see a lot of prisons around the country, but never been in the Q.

One of our secretaries became a CO and was a LT at Vacavile, Rita Montez. Don’t know which facility.

Best wishes.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 6:00:49 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Mark17

PS Used to go to the bay area a lot, baseball tickets. Lived in Sacramento. Stopped at George’s Orange in Dixon by the freeway for a burrito on more than 1 occasion.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 6:02:37 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
One of our secretaries became a CO and was a LT at Vacavile, Rita Montez. Don’t know which facility.

She was at Solano. It opened in 84, the year I returned from Germany to Travis AFB. We had quite a few officers who were secretaries, cooks, free staff. I never promoted, because I was a supervisor in the Air Force for 15 years, and wanted no part of it. All but two of the retired GIs I knew, never promoted. Most of the supervisors could not manage their way out of a paper bag, but some were very good. Solano started as CMF South, but the name was changed later. We always called it Camp Snoopy. Not too much happened, because it was kind of designated by the inmates as the money making facility. On visiting days, I was told that lots of physical, green $100 dollar bills changed hands in the parking lots, from people paying for all the contraband that was supposed to be brought in. The northerners and southerners had some problems, but not like other joints. Life goes on. I retired in Sept last year.

11 posted on 02/27/2014 6:16:41 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: morphing libertarian
PS Used to go to the bay area a lot, baseball tickets. Lived in Sacramento. Stopped at George’s Orange in Dixon by the freeway for a burrito on more than 1 occasion.

My ex worked at 1st Northern Bank in Dixon. Used to go to Cattleman's in Dixon. My son is a Junior at Sac State. Because of the cost of 2 ex's, I could not afford to live in California any more, so I moved about 6,000 miles away.

12 posted on 02/27/2014 6:22:30 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
I was at San Quentin from 88 to 90,

Good grief. What did you do?

13 posted on 02/27/2014 6:29:07 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Mark17
I was at San Quentin from 88 to 90

Time off for good behavior?

14 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:31 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Olog-hai

Just imagine the amount of crimes if they had used 100% and not Hierarchical Counted crimes!

Probation & Parolee’s
https://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles/ppvsp91.txt
This is an older study as there are no newer ones, this gives you a big idea of just how many additional early release of criminals to parole and probation cause. In 1991, 45% of State prisoners were persons who, at the time they
committed their offense, were under conditional supervision in the community—either on probation or on parole. They then committed an additional 74,400 new crimes. Their original crimes add up to 25,900. The NEW crimes FAR out ceded their REPEAT CRIMES.

Based on the offense that brought them to prison, the 162,000 probation violators committed at least 6,400 murders, 7,400 rapes, 10,400 assaults, and 17,000 robberies, while under supervision in the community an
average of 17 months.

Based on the offense that brought parolees back to prison, these 156,000 offenders committed at least 6,800 murders, 5,500 rapes, 8,800 assaults, and 22,500 robberies, while under supervision in the community an average of 13 months.

Word of caution, crime is not counted accurately. More of our governments fuzzy math tricks. It is Hierarchical Counted, only the most serious crime is counted if there were actually 4 crimes committed at the time. Kidnap, rape, rob then kill a person, only the murder counts. Rest flushed down the toilet.

NEWEST one, but harder to pick the stats out.

Recidivism
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=17
These offenders had accumulated 4.1 million arrest charges before their most recent imprisonment and another 744,000 charges within 3 years of release.

These are also good ammo.

FBI: More Club and Hammer Homicides Than Rifle

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/14107-fbi-more-club-and-hammer-homicides-than-rifle

More guns less crime
http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/assault-weapons-facts-vs-fiction/


15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:57:57 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Mark17

best wishes!


16 posted on 02/27/2014 8:05:28 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Mark17

CYA had a fairly good rep for management around the state and CDC did not; starting with the dept of finance and going down. Ironically CDC took over the CYA about ten years ago.

Retired and in Oceanside living the life. My wife is a retired parole agent.

Now were real estate brokers. Have to do something.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 8:08:14 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
Fastest moving government I saw since Pearl Harbor (or heard about it).

Thanks. Those were the days, my FRiend.

18 posted on 02/27/2014 9:10:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Mark17

Congrats on your retirement. Thanks for serving (in many capacities) and continuing to serve on this forum.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 9:15:28 AM PST by PGalt
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To: GailA

WOW! Thanks, GailA. OUTSTANDING, informative, educational post.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 9:17:54 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Indeed!


21 posted on 02/27/2014 9:25:27 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Focault's Pendulum; ladyjane

What did I do Lady Jane? Well, first I retired from the Air Force. Then I applied, took the tests, got accepted, went to the Academy at Galt (not John Galt) and then went to San Quentin for 2 years and then to Solano for 23 years. I retired in Sept 2013. I spent the last 11 years working in the psyche ward. Prisons are the new asylums. Kind of sucks, but that is reality. Now, with my knowledge of aviation, I am helping some missionaries build an airfield for these indigenous tribal people. They take the tribal people, send them to Christian colleges, mostly for farming, so they can farm better, and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to their own people.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 2:02:13 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: PGalt

Thank you kindly my friend.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:55 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ladyjane

Some sense of humor, huh?


24 posted on 02/27/2014 2:11:20 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; ladyjane

Oh I knew it was a joke, I just kind of outlined it all, since I had 25 years of good service, which I am proud of. Now I am dealing with the indigenous mountainous tribes here, working for The Lord. This is the most interesting thing I have ever done. I am amazed at how well they speak English too.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 4:15:55 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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