A “blind” Wisconsin man’s $175,000 Social Security disability fraud scheme ended when federal agents caught him driving a speedboat, according to the inspector general.
Incompetence at the Social Security Administration (SSA) has cost taxpayers millions, according to a new report that highlights cases of easily identifiable fraud in the program.
New federal disability regulations being crafted for cruise ships may include a provision to mandate liners have “relief areas” for service animals.
A Kentucky lawyer made millions off Social Security disability programs, devising a scheme with a judge to approve fraudulent claims at an “assembly-line” rate.
A two-year investigation led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, revealed a case of coordinated fraud responsible for the approval of billions in claims.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) gave $1.29 billion in payments to individuals who were not considered disabled, a mistake the agency says is a “small payment error.”
Though nearly 11 million Americans are collecting disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), and its trust fund is expected to be exhausted by 2016, there is little desire to reform the programs on Capitol Hill.
Veterans’ advocates and lawmakers called Thursday for an “evolution” in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles disability claims amid reports of often multi-year delays for veterans seeking benefits.
Fraud could be a major reason that the number of people enrolled in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has risen so dramatically over the past 10 years, according to two letters written by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
A report from the Congressional Budget Office today showed that over the last three months more Americans have begun receiving Social Security Disability Insurance than have found jobs.
The number of American workers who took federal “disability” payments in June exceeds the number of people who live in New York City, according to CNS News.