Kentucky Newest State to Combat Social Security Disability Fraud
Posted on Oct 25, 2011
A new Cooperative Disability Investigations Office (CDI) has been formed in Lexington, Kentucky to deal with the many instances of Social Security Administration (SSA) fraud in that state.
The September 28, 2011 announcement was praised by Guy Fallen from the Office of the Field General for the SSA. "Since it began, the Cooperative Disability Investigations program has had great success in identifying and preventing fraud and abuse in federal disability programs, and seeking prosecutions when appropriate." Fallen is pleased that Kentucky is joining the "efforts to combat disability fraud."
The CDI program began in 1998. It was established to fight fraud in the SSA disability program, using the combined resources of several federal and state agencies. By sharing their knowledge, these agencies aim to curb fraud in 26 participating states and free funds to serve those who qualify and truly deserve disability benefits.
Anyone who wants to report disability fraud is urged to call the Social Security Fraud hotline at (800) 269-0271 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time or visit http://www.ssa.gov to report online to the SSA.
If you are truly in need of Massachusetts Social Security disability assistance, it is good to know someone is working to stop fraud. If you need help getting approved for the SSA disability program, call Keefe Disability Law today toll free at 888-904-6847.