An individual is eligible for Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits as a stepchild if (1) his/her natural or adoptive parent married the beneficiary after the child was born or (2) he/she was conceived before the natural or adoptive parent married the beneficiary but was born after that marriage.
Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
An individual is considered disabled under Title II of the Social Security Act if he/she is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of a medically determinable impairment that (1) can be expected to result in death or (2) has lasted (or can be expected to last) for a continuous period of at least 12 months.
Article from Kirotv.com here
A 66-year-old Renton man has been charged with felony theft of public funds, after investigators said he pocketed $220,000 in Social Security funds over 17 years that were issued to his deceased father.
When KIRO 7 approached Patrick Derrick at his Renton home, he said, “Hi. No, we're not interested; no thank you; no comment.”
Article from the Wausau Daily Herald here
A Weston woman who stole more than $52,000 of her son’s Social Security disability payments and then gambled most of it away was sentenced in federal court Monday to six months in jail.
SSA field offices (FO) receive checks, money orders, cash, and credit card payments for Medicare premium payments and Title II/XVI overpayment refunds. They also collect fees for services. SSA defines these payments as remittances.
Article from the Daily Reporter here
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — A federal judge has convicted a Taylorville couple of stealing more than $100,000 in Social Security disability payments.
Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia:
WASHINGTON – Christopher Payton, a former specialist for the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to soliciting more than $50,000 in bribes from Social Security recipients in return for providing them with extra, unauthorized benefits.
Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia, here
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The former fire chief in Buchanan, Va., and his wife, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to charges stemming from Fraud.