FINALLY! A disability fraud investigation office has been established in Kentucky! It’s a collaborative effort between federal and state agencies to identify one of the most pervasive forms of fraud in the Commonwealth. The Cooperative Disability Investigations Office is based in Lexington and should be welcomed by all.
“Since it began, the Cooperative Disability Investigations program has had great success in identifying and preventing fraud and abuse in federal disability programs, and seeking prosecutions when appropriate,” said Guy Fallen, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division, Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA). “We are pleased to partner with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Attorney General’s office to expand efforts to combat disability fraud in Kentucky, working toward the greater goal of ensuring the integrity of Social Security benefit programs.”
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“This new office will allow the Cabinet and our federal partners to collaborate more closely on investigating potential cases of fraud in the disability program,” said CHFS Secretary Janie Miller. “Ensuring that we are vigilant for abuse in state and federal programs is an important part of our responsibility to taxpayers and also helps protect benefits for those vulnerable Kentuckians who legitimately need and qualify for public assistance.”
You may also call 800.269.0271 to report suspected fraud.
If you know some super-lazy person in Kentucky pretending to be disabled – and you know you do – just cold lounging around on drugs all day? Or working strenuous side jobs? And you aren’t just speculating but know there’s fraud? It’s your duty to speak up.