A two-12 months investigation by the Senate Everlasting Subcommittee on Investigations has found widespread fraud in the Social Safety Administration’s (SSA) Disability Program. The spam messages tell users that there are errors with their Social Security statement then asks them to hyperlink to false pages made to appear like the Social Security Administration Web site. This alleged scheme lasted so long as it did – and it wasn’t that long – because there was other, genuine evidence supporting the award of disability advantages in lots of circumstances.
In 1965, Mr. Woolford turned an early African-American lawyer within the Social Security Administration’s Workplace of the Common Counsel. Supplemental Safety Income for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled; Suspensions, Terminations, and Advance Discover of Unfavorable Determination (fifty one FR 17057, Might eight, 1986) (SSA-31P).
Certainly, earlier this yr the Division of Homeland Safety ran a drill called Operation Shield which included turning the entrance of a Florida Social Safety workplace right into a checkpoint manned by Federal Protective Service officers armed with semiautomatic rifles.
Well being and Human Companies Secretary Bigby mentioned the federal agency often declines applications for disability payouts on an applicant’s first try. Michael Astrue, commissioner of the Social Security Administrator (SSA), is begging Congress to offer the company not less than as a lot funding as it has requested for fiscal 12 months 2013.
As Chair of the Social Safety Subcommittee, I’m extraordinarily troubled by the enormous freedom this ALJ had in assigning himself circumstances – and then rubberstamping approval for practically all of them with no accountability or oversight,” stated Sam Johnson (R-TX).