At least 80 retired NYC policemen and firemen were charged on January 7 for fraudulently claiming disability benefits.

The majority of policemen and firemen taking part in the fraud scheme had been involved in relief efforts for the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Many of the people fraudulently collecting SSDI benefits had claimed to be disabled with psychiatric disorders and depression after working during September 11th.

Some of the firefighters and policemen were charged with second-degree grand larceny and attempted second-degree grand larceny for illegally receiving disability benefits. Before claiming their disability benefits, police and firefighters had gone through coaching in order to effectively appear disabled.

Though some people take advantage of SSDI, many people across the United States are in need of the disability money. Attorneys at Hankey Marks & Crider work to help disabled people in Indiana receive the benefits that they require. Call our offices at (317) 634-8565 to find out how we can help you.