On Thursday, January 16 Rep. Sam Johnson, a chairman on the House subcommittee that oversees Social Security Administration (SSA), said that the subcommittee will conduct major audits on the SSA’s management platform.
Johnson made this announcement in the wake of multiple recent high-profile Social Security Disability (SSD) fraud scandals. One of the recent fraud scandals was uncovered recently and involves over 100 NYC police officers and firefighters. The charged policemen and firefighters wrongfully claimed disability benefits under the claim that they were mentally damaged from the attacks on September 11, 2001.
In addition to the New York City scandal, a fraud scheme was recently reported to have occurred in Puerto Rico. The alleged fraud was discovered in August of 2013.
Though some people take advantage of government benefits, others are in need of the resources. If you suffer from a mental, emotional, or physical disability that disables you from living normally, you could be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance. The attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm work to receive SSDI for our clients. Call our offices at (210) 899-5440 to learn more.