Social Security’s Disability Anti-Fraud Unit Expanding
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a critical financial lifeline for over 8 million disabled American workers. SSDI provides benefits to workers who become disabled and are no longer able to work prior to reaching their full retirement age. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of those who want to fraudulently claim SSDI benefits, thus illegitimately draining funds available to those who depend on SSDI to sustain them through their disability. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General already have 49 Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) units across the country to combat SSDI fraud, which have saved the Government about $7 billion over the last 20 years. And in a recent announcement highlighting the ongoing focus on uncovering SSDI fraud, four additional CDI units have been added, as explained in this article by the Social Security Administration appearing in The Southern Maryland Chronicle. Click here to read more.