Social Security Disability Insurance is meant to provide assistance to Americans who are unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities. Unfortunately, this well-intentioned program has ballooned into a $135 billion bureaucracy rife with waste, fraud and abuse.
All too often, the Social Security Administration fails to weed out legitimate disability claimants from those who are capable of working and are attempting to defraud the system by receiving regular income without having to get a job. As a result, countless Americans are scamming SSDI by collecting taxpayer-funded disability benefits improperly. The following are the 10 most outrageous examples of Social Security disability fraud uncovered in recent years.
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