I agree with the other commentators- its up to Social Security to determine if they want to pursue her for filing a false claim. However, I would inform the family law court of the actions since it was detrimental to the child. Your divorce/family law attorney should be able to help address this with you.
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You mentioned that you were at the local field office. I would address the question about the government punishing false reports directly to the SSA office. Ask if there is anything they do when they determine someone made a false claim or if there is anything you can file with them about that. Obviously, they now know she made the false claim adn I would think it is now in their hands whether they want to deal with that or not.
I am not certain that you would have any legal remedy against her because it does not sound like you suffered any damages. You were not prosecuted and it was a simple fix. If things had gone a different route, that could change things.
You could speak to a civil attorney in your area to determine if you have a libel/slander suit, but each State has different elements to those type of lawsuits.
If SSA is going to do something, I would leave it in their hands.
As Mr. Lupisella points out, you were able to correct the record in time to prevent any damage. I would advise making sure you keep the local SS office up to date on the facts in the future to protect yourself. If there is something in your file, they should give it to you when you ask, but if they don't pursue the FOIA request.
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