Social Security may have incorrectly paid $1.3 billion in disability claims

A review from the Government Accountability Office states that the Social Security Administration may have wrongfully given disability benefits to people who claimed they were disabled but were actually working. The report was published on Tuesday, September 17.

In the review, the SSA was estimated to have given improper disability payments to 36,000 people from December 2010 up to January 2013. One incorrect payment amounted to $74,000.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in a statement that the lapses by the Social Security Administration display how little effort they make in ensuring accuracy.

The legal team at Hankey Law Office understands that many people in Indiana rely on disability benefits due to their inability to work. If you are having difficulty receiving your disability payments, please contact us by calling (317) 634-8565 today.