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WV AG Fraud Unit Saves Over $30M To Protect Social Security

January 20th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability fraud partnership generated nearly $6 million in savings during the most recent year, a marked rebound from coronavirus shutdowns that impacted investigations over the last two years.
The partnership generated $5,854,619 in projected savings for the state and federal governments from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021. Total savings now exceed $30,495,071 since the partnership’s inception in West Virginia.
“We continue our work to root out fraud in order to yield significant savings for the Mountain State,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Disability fraud is particularly disturbing. It takes from those who are unable to provide for themselves and jeopardizes the stability of Social Security. We must keep up our fight to protect those who legitimately rely upon such assistance.”
The Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit, a partnership with the Social Security Administration, investigates suspicious or questionable disability claims. It investigates beneficiaries, claimants and any third parties who facilitate fraud.