Individuals receiving spousal benefits may have sufficient earnings to be eligible for higher retirement benefits based on their own earnings. Their retirement benefits may be further increased for any month in which they did not receive a monthly benefit after full retirement age (FRA).
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Article from WBAL here
A Dutch national and registered sex offender who has lived in the U.S. illegally for more than 40 years and fraudulently obtained social security benefits has been sentenced.
Three South Mississippi residents are set for trial in unrelated cases alleging they stole money from government benefits. Each has pleaded not guilty to charges that include theft of government funds.
Read the entire article from the Sun Herald here
From the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Ohio:
A Cleveland woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury for theft of public money and false statements to a federal agency related to the theft of more than $37,000 in Social Security funds, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Article from NBC News here
A former mayor of Martin, Ky., and her daughter, have been convicted by a federal jury of charges related to a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration and to misapply federal funds.
On Tuesday night, the jury convicted former Martin Mayor Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 69, and her daughter, Rita Christine Whicker, 42, former director of the Martin Community Center.
Article from the Floyd County Times here
Three days before she was scheduled to go on trial, Ginger Michelle Halbert stood before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins and pleaded guilty to charges that she defrauded the Social Security Administration.
Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut, here
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN FRANCIS WILLIAMS, 58, of Montville, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to three years of probation for illegally receiving Social Security benefits. As part of his sentence, WILLIAMS was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $42,156.20
Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia, here
WASHINGTON - More than 20 people, including operators of home care agencies and nurse staffing agencies, office workers, and personal care assistants, were arrested today following investigations into fraudulent billing practices in the home health care industry.