A recent investigative report by an inspector general revealed that the Social Security disability benefits program is vulnerable to fraud due to its obsolete payment systems, The Washington Times reported on September 14.

In the report released on September 12, it was suggested that the disability program is susceptible to fraud because the agency still utilizes handwritten records that cannot be analyzed digitally. The report also accused the agency of not taking the issue of fraud seriously. Representative Sam Johnson (TX-Rep) stated that majority of disability frauds could be detected if the SSA utilized an automated analysis tool.

Although there are many cases of disability fraud, the attorneys at Hankey Marks & Crider know that many people depend on these wages when they suffer from a disability. If you are planning to apply or appeal for your Social Security disability benefits, it is important that you enlist a lawyer’s help to make sure your application is as complete and accurate as possible. Call our Indiana office today at (317) 634-8565 to find out how we may advocate for you.