False Statements on Social Security Applications
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a very lengthy and involved process, and like other government programs, the temptation to skirt the rules or conceal the truth exists for some applicants. What some people do not realize is that any false statements on disability applications are considered fraud, and will undoubtedly put their entire application in jeopardy.
Although some people may not want to fully disclose all of the details of their financial situation, the consequences of failing to honestly complete the application can cause serious problems for the applicant. If you have any questions regarding the application process, consult the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.
Common Types of False Statements
Types of fraudulent statements may include:
- Claiming to be unmarried when the individual has a legally recognized spouse
- False disability claims like blindness, deafness, inability to walk, and other injuries or illnesses
- Failure to report employment
- Omitting homes and property owned
- Failure to report the death of a beneficiary
Fraudulent statements may result in the rejection of the individual’s application for benefits. Individuals who make false statements while receiving benefits may lose their claim to benefits from the Social Security Administration. It is important to consult an experienced Social Security disability lawyer if you have any questions about the application process or if you require assistance pursuing your claim.