Monday, October 05, 2015

Lessons from Social Security Disability Case

This article from the Dallas Morning News provides a lot of insights into government benefit frauds.
1.  Defrauding the federal government appears to be a way of life for some families.  Each generation passes on the necessary skills.
2.  The feds don't spend enough time, money or effort to root out fraud.
3.  Psychiatric/psychological expert testimony is often wrong.  For example, look at criminal insanity defense cases.  Lots of  "experts" on both sides
4.  The appeal process often results in underserved benefits.

While the concepts of the "worthy" and "unworthy" poor are controversial, there shouldn't be any doubt that those who commit intentional fraud are unworthy.

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