Social Security wrongfully paid prisoners’ disability

A kink was recently discovered in the Social Security Administration’s system. At least $1 million in disability benefits was wrongfully paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to imprisoned beneficiaries.

According to the Office of the Inspector General’s recent report, the SSA wrongfully distributed disability insurance payments to beneficiaries while they were serving jail time.

The report entitled “Special Disability Workload Payments Made to Incarcerated Beneficiaries” found that out of 100 imprisoned beneficiaries, the SSA had stopped giving payments to 75 convicted prisoners but had overpaid the last 25.

The report concluded that the payment lapse of the SSA to the sample number of prisoners estimated to $1 million to 440 prisoners.

Sadly, many qualified disabled individuals experience complications in claiming disability benefits from Social Security. If you are experiencing this, a lawyer from Hankey Law Office in Indianapolis may be able to assist you. Call (317) 634-8565 to share your story with an attorney today.