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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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Understanding Social Security Disability Fraud

Social security disability is a benefit given to those who need assistance owing to a serious medical status that makes them unable to work for at least one year. Sometimes people breach the law by fabricating their medical condition to receive disability benefits. The following are the requirements for SSDI benefits, some of the forms of disability fraud, penalties, and the measures you can take to report the offense.

Eligibility for SSDI Benefits

To be eligible for SSDI benefits, an applicant must have worked in jobs that offer social security cover. Applicants are also required to have a medical condition that satisfies SSA’s description of disability.

SSDI benefits normally continue until a beneficiary resumes work on a full time basis. There are special rules known as “work incentives” that give beneficiaries continued health care coverage and benefits to enable them resume their normal work schedule.

Forms of Disability Fraud

Making False Claims on a Disability Case

When people are applying for social security assistance, they are required to state that the data they provide is correct and true. If someone makes a false statement, they are guilty of fraud.

For example:

  • An applicant states they are blind and not able to drive an automobile when in fact the person has a valid driver’s license and is seen driving
  • An applicant indicates that they have no income when in fact they generate income from other sources such as an insurance policy or rental income
  • An applicant indicates that they are not married when they are

Concealing Facts That Affect Eligibility For Disability Claims

It is considered fraud when an individual conceals certain facts from the social security administration knowing well that it will affect benefits.

For example:

  • An applicant does not report that they are serving jail time
  • An applicant does not report that they returned to work
  • An applicant does not inform SSA when a beneficiary dies but continues to receive the cash of the deceased person

Misuse of Benefits by a Representative Payee

In some cases, the people who get social security benefits cannot handle their financial affairs. In such cases, after conducting investigations, SSA will appoint an organization, individual, friend, or relative to take over their social security matters. However, when a representative payee uses the beneficiary’s funds to meet their personal expenses, or puts the beneficiary’s funds in their own personal account, or charges the beneficiary for managing their funds, or misuses the beneficiary’s benefits in any other unreasonable way, they are liable for social security disability fraud.

What You Need to Confirm Before Claiming Fraud

Firstly, you should realize that an accusation of SSDI fraud is serious and may lead to criminal or civil penalties against the alleged defendant. Ensure that your facts are accurate and that you have sufficient information about the alleged defendant’s situation. It is worth noting that some physical disabilities are not obvious and some are not physical. Therefore, it may be difficult to determine whether a person is actually disabled.

Secondly, you need to bear in mind that a beneficiary of SSDI is permitted to work for a minimal amount. Therefore, if you see someone working who is receiving disability benefits, do not be quick to accuse them of fraud. Settlements awarded for SSI can be revoked, according to Steve Raiser – one of our New York personal injury lawyers.

What Information is Used to Prove Disability Fraud?

If you believe that a person is committing disability fraud, the first step to make is to contact SSA. You can report the incident through an online form available at the SSA portal, by sending a mail or fax, or by calling a fraud hotline. When making your claim, you are required to provide details such as the name of the alleged defendant, their address, their phone number, their social security number, and their date of birth. Additionally, you should state how you think the alleged defendant has committed fraud or is falsely receiving benefits, the period within which they have been committing the crime, and any witnesses to this crime.

Although this report can be anonymous, SSA will require your physical information to make further inquiries and to inform you when they complete investigations.

Penalties for Social Security Disability Fraud

There are severe penalties for SSD fraud. Criminal penalties can amount to fines of up to $250,000 or 5 years in jail. Civil penalties can amount to fines of up to $5,000 and the suspension of one’s professional license.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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