ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota cheated the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by claiming she...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The percentage of successful disability cases aimed at reversing the denial or re-evaluation of benefits for the aged, blind or disabled has been consistently dropping...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will push lawmakers to pass legislation allowing farmworkers to unionize, the state's top labor official said during a farmworker rally outside the...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Appalachia are closer to having their disability benefits restored after a federal appeals court upheld an earlier decision.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Amy Jo Hicks lost her federal disability benefits because her lawyer, Eric Conn, got caught bribing doctors and judges to win approvals for his clients.
The Social Security Administration sent her a letter telling her she had to pay back $62,000 in benefits she had already received. She moved into an RV with no bathroom, signed up for food stamps and sank deeper into depression.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man has agreed to a plea deal for collecting disability benefits despite being capable of working in construction and serving on a governor's committee.
Michael Alan Fehler Sr. has agreed to plead guilty to conversion of public money, The Grand Rapids Press reported .
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal disability payments for Long Island Rail Road employees are way down since widespread disability fraud was uncovered a decade ago.
Newsday reports that the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board granted disability benefits to 29 LIRR retirees last year. That's an 86 percent drop from 2007, when 229 LIRR retirees received federal disability benefits.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines city officials helped firefighters who were facing termination for alcohol-related offenses instead retire with disability benefits, which is barred by state law, a newspaper found.
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — A southeastern Louisiana pastor has admitted to stealing more than $95,000 in Social Security disability benefits.
Citing a U.S. Department of Justice news release, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported Thursday that 54-year-old Jerry R. Newton has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's highest court has ruled that a police officer and firefighter injured while responding to separate emergencies are not entitled to disability retirement benefits.
The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the cases of Orangetown Police Officer James Kelly and Yonkers Firefighter Pat Sica.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Another 1,965 people in eastern Kentucky could lose their federal benefits because of a disgraced attorney who made millions by bribing judges and doctors to OK disability checks for his clients.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new report finds that the share of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance due to mental illness is on the rise in Vermont despite declining slightly nationwide.
The report from the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office says that, in December 2016, 46 percent of people in the program were primarily diagnosed with a mental health disorder, up from 40 percent in 2001. Across the country, that number has fallen from 37 percent to 35 percent.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a new report shows a massive increase in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits.
The report was prepared by Kentucky's Disability Determination Services and covers a 35-year timeframe between 1980 and 2015.
During that time, it says Kentucky's population grew by 21 percent. Meanwhile, the state's combined disability enrollment grew by 249 percent, and childhood enrollment grew 449 percent.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says the city of Milwaukee properly denied disability payments for a former police officer involved with an in-custody death.
Jason Bleichwehl was one of three officers who came under investigation after robbery suspect Derek Williams died in a squad car after gasping for air and pleading for help in 2011.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman has been accused of stealing her daughter's Social Security disability benefits.
Court records say 36-year-old Maria Owen-Miller is charged with felony theft. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. Owen-Miller's next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City attorneys have filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a legislative cut in the amount of money injured workers receive while recovering.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Thibodaux man has pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security funds in a case that prosecutors said spanned eight years and cost the government more than $160,000.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET') said in a Friday news release that 42-year-old Clint Schwab began collecting benefits in 1998. He returned to work in 2008 but continued to collect the benefits until early 2016.
MINNIE, Ky. (AP) — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all.
She thought of the disconnect notices, the engagement ring she pawned to keep the lights on, the house she loved and would probably lose. Life insurance was the only bill that was up to date; this way, she thought, it might look like an accident.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas appeals panel says a former detective with post-traumatic stress disorder is entitled to disability benefits.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://j.mp/2iQkWas) the case involved Paul Hudson, a former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after four years investigating hundreds of cases involving sex crimes against children.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 46-year-old Vancleave man has admitted he stole nearly $106,000 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2aytRdu) Ricky Wade Perry has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds, a charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. will sentence him Nov. 1.
An indictment says Perry stole about $105,793 from the...
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