Federal Employee Physician Worked While Collecting Disability Benefits

A medical doctor applied for Title II disability benefits after diagnosed with cancer.  However, he failed to notify SSA when he returned to work as a contracted doctor at a Federal agency and later became a Federal employee.  An OIG investigation revealed that the doctor wrongfully received $32,223 in benefits between June 2006 and July 2008.  OCIG imposed a $60,000 penalty and a $32,223 assessment, for a total recovery of $92,223.

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