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Current News for You: New Fraud Unit for Social Security Disability Cases

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In efforts to crack down on fraud in Social Security Disability (SSDI) cases, the U.S. Social Security Administration has established a new, centralized investigative unit. Headquartered in New York City and the first of its kind, the unit will employ seasoned expert investigators to uncover instances of fraud, such as people receiving the benefits while still employed.

SSDI is designed to pay benefits to a person, and certain members of their family, if they have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented them from working (or is expected to prevent them from working) for at least 12 months, or end in death. According to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, “Social Security's anti-fraud approach has resulted in a fraud incidence rate that is a fraction of one percent.”

At Erwin, McCane & Daly, we take SSDI cases very seriously, and we’re pleased to see the Social Security Administration take an aggressive stance on fraud. This frees up millions of dollars that could be directed towards families who have legitimately been affected by an ongoing disability.

No one likes to think about a long-term disability that’s likely to affect their capacity to work and earn a living. That’s where we come in. We’re here to support you by navigating the complex procedures of filing for SSDI. We know the laws. We understand the system. We’ll go to bat for you so that you can focus on other things – like your family and your future.

Whether you recently suffered a workplace injury, aggravated an existing injury, or need to address a previous claim, our lawyers are committed to getting you the full benefits you and your family deserve. Contact Erwin, McCane & Daly today at (518) 449-2245 so we can get started.