Disability Fraud - The Best Way to Stop Social Security Disability Fraud
It is a good act for society to help prevent Social Security disability fraud. In this article, I will give you advice on how to properly report Social Security disability fraud, and also some things...
It is a good act for society to help prevent Social Security disability fraud. In this article, I will give you advice on how to properly report Social Security disability fraud, and also some things to consider before filing a fraud report on someone.
Social Security disability fraud can be reported a number ways. You could call your local Social Security administration office, to make the report. Or you can file one online, or contact the appropriate authorities on the Social Security administration's homepage.
However, there are some things you need to know, before making a claim for Social Security disability fraud.
A lot of claims that are reported as fraudulent go like this: "I saw my neighbor, who collect pay Social Security disability pension, on the roof the other day hanging Christmas lights. I want to report this person as a fraud." Not so fast.
Not all disabilities are apparent to the naked eye, nor are they easy to observe from watching a stranger or someone from a distance.
First of all, let's go over what a disability is. A disability is something that stops a person from doing gainful activity for 12 months or more. That's the definition the law goes by. Notice this does not say it has to be physical. This means that there are mental and psychological disorders considered disabilities that are valid. How are you oing to see those from a distance, or observe those in someone you don't know that well?
Also, even if it is physical, there are many physical activities where the pain of the activity isn't felt on to later. Perhaps the person you saw on the roof could not sleep at all that night because every time they exert themselves there is excruciating pain six to eight hours after they performed their task.
The point is simple -- don't be so quick to report Social Security disability fraud until you are aware of exactly what the person is suffering from that is causing the disability.
You will encounter some people who openly brag about defrauding Social Security. These are the people you should instantly report to the Social Security office. They're doing everyone a great disservice by depleting the Social Security administration's funds illegally.
In conclusion, I have given you some points to consider., when filing a Social Security disability fraud report. Take this advice into consideration next time you have suspicions somebody is making a fraudulent claim on disability.
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Steven Ross is a researcher and writer about Disability Law and Disability Lawyers. Want to learn more? Please visit his site at http://www.disabilitylawyerreport.com Disability Lawyer