The Social Security Administration approved disability payments to children with fake disabilities, giving families over $700 each month per child.
The agency’s inspector general said families receiving cash benefits for multiple children raise red flags for fraud, identifying one case where a man was able to receive $77,000 a year in benefits claiming disabilities for all eight of his children.
The inspector general released an audit last week finding evidence that parents are “coaching” their children into pretending they are disabled in order to receive benefits. Additionally, the audit found that field offices are not flagging potential fraud cases or performing periodic reviews of children to determine if they still qualify for taxpayer-funded benefits.
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