Social Security overpaid nearly half on disability, watchdog says

by Associated Press | FOXNews.com  |  published on June 7, 2015

Social-Security-AdministrationWASHINGTON – Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.

In all, Social Security overpaid beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion, according to a 10-year study by the agency’s inspector general.

Many payments went to people who earned too much money to qualify for benefits, or to those no longer disabled. Payments also went to people who had died or were in prison.

  • KDC

    We should all sue them for misappropriation of OUR social security funds. The money I put in, I want to go to me while I’m alive.

    • Paul Dragotto

      IF I LOOSE MY SS BENIFITS, I’LL BE DUMPSTER DIVING, OR JUST PLAIN DIE.I’M DISABLED AND CANNOT WORK. I WOULD NOT LAST 8 HOURS ON A JOB I’M TOO ILL. 4 HOURS AND THE NEXT DAY, I’LL BE RECOVERING FROM THE 4 HOURS THE DAY BEFORE. IF THIS HAPPENS AND THEY CUT IT , OR 86 IT, SENIORS WILL ALL SUFFER AND A LOT WILL DIE FROM EXSPOISUER LIVING ON THE STREET..

      • grafra102

        @pauldragotto:disqus: Do not lower yourself to that level, there are other means. Hell, SS does not pay what it should, get the illegals off and we would have all the money to live on!! I am on SS and have a part time job what a “B”, but the bills have to be paid, and I enjoy my part time job. It is hard in your position, understood..

  • lostmtn355

    Social Security Trust… What a farce… prez johnson took the keys and threw them away and put the money in the general fund… Farce!

    • Thomas

      Bill clinton did the same thing,thats how he balanced the budget, by taking form the needy to make himself look good,,another farce.

  • thestormy

    People who don’t speak English are getting S.S. Disability now. hussein pampering his foreign invaders!!!!

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