Probe shows prevalent fraud in SSDI program
A two year long investigation into the Social Security Disability Insurance program discovered alleged prevalent fraud. The report, conducted by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and run by Republican Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, was released on October 7.
According to the investigative report, up to 15 percent of the population in Kentucky receives disability payments with the help of Attorney Eric Conn, who allegedly runs a “disability claim factory.” Attorney Conn allegedly has been working with Judge David Daugherty and a group of questionable doctors to approve disability claims. The report shows that at least five doctors received millions of dollars in recent years to give biased opinions for Conn’s clients.
Sen. Coburn stressed that the Social Disability Trust Fund may run out of money in less than 2 years due to this rampant fraud.
At the Hankey Law Office, our legal team knows that in Indiana alone, many people are qualified to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Disability program. If you are looking to file a claim or an appeal for an unfairly denied claim, call us at (317) 634-8565 for the help you need.
Written by Ashley Marks