Birmingham Social Security Disability Lawyers Warn Citizens of Fraud
February 18th, 2014|
In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits, you must be unable to work due to your disability and have worked long enough to qualify to collect benefits. The Birmingham Social Security Disability Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that Americans work hard to collect disability benefits, and Social Security fraud can undermine years of hard work.
A recent case involving a former Social Security employee in Birmingham who stole information and benefits from claimants highlights just how common fraud within the system has become. Reports indicate the employee used access to both Social Security and bank account numbers to wire benefit payments to his own accounts, rather than those of the claimant.
An article from Al.com states the employee was originally charged with more than 14 crimes in connection with the thefts, but many of the charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. He is facing up to 30 years in prison, along with hefty fines and restitution payments.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers know how important it can be to protect one’s Social Security assets. That is why the firm is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your Social Security benefits or claim.