Social Security Disability Fraud

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The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) released a letter about recent Social Security Disability fraud. It saddens us to think that people would take advantage of a system that is put into place to help disabled Americans, and yet we know it happens. Our law firm is dedicated to helping those that are truly disabled receive the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. We hope this issue gets the full attention it deserves. If you, a loved one or friend live in Arkansas and are no longer able to work due to a mental or physical condition, please call us for your free consultation so we can help you determine if pursuing Social Security Disability is the best option for you.

NOSSCR
January 10, 2014
As you have surely heard, a group of approximately 100 former police officers, fire fighters and others were indicted this week in New York City for allegations of fraudulently obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. These are troubling allegations of what appears to be a concerted action by a large group of individuals over a long period of time.
NOSSCR condemns any misuse of the Social Security disability programs and we find this news appalling and extremely unfortunate. Any individual who abuses the Social Security disability programs does so at the expense of the millions of vulnerable beneficiaries for whom benefits are a vital lifeline, and they should be brought to justice.

We are closely monitoring the story and new developments as they occur. Together with our government affairs office and our strategic communications firm we are working to tell the true stories of the disability programs – the stories that you see in your work single every day. We cannot allow the bad behavior of a relative few jeopardize the crucial benefits of the millions of Americans with significant disabilities and severe illnesses who depend on these programs.

The Social Security Administration works hard to ensure program integrity, but it requires adequate resources to do so. It has been deprived of the administrative resources it requires to conduct necessary program integrity work for several years. Congress must provide SSA with sufficient administrative resources to ensure that benefits are paid to the right person, in the right amount, and at the right time – and to implement the array of critical safeguards to ensure this that exist in current law.

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