$1.3 billion in disability payments accidentally given to working citizens

The Social Security Administration gave $1.3 billion in disability payments to individuals who do not qualify as disabled, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. The administration improperly paid around 36,000 individuals who are ineligible for the program due to their ability to earn more than $1,000 a month.

The error is thought to be a result of payments related to benefit recipients who worked while also receiving aid. Because of these people collecting disability benefits under false pretenses, people who are truly disabled and in need of the benefits may be shorted because of the administration’s inability to pay.

Unfortunately, many people truly suffering from disabilities may be unfairly denied their claims. If you are in Indiana and have been wrongfully denied benefits by your insurance company, our lawyers at the Hankey Law Office can help you file an appeal. Give us a call today at (317) 634-8565 to discuss your options.