Disability

Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged disability fraud scheme on January 7, 2014.  (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-NYPD Officers, Firefighters Part Of New Arrests In Disability Fraud Investigation

Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.

02/25/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on a possible freeze in benefits due to government shutdown, Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Conn. VA Operating Fully; VA Secretary Warns Of Possible Compensation Freeze Due To Shutdown

Disability checks continue to be processed but Conn. VA Commissioner Linda Schwartz said if the government shutdown continues into next month, the checks could be stalled.

10/09/2013

"Bear Swamp Recovery" with retired officer Joseph Derrico (circled). (credit:newjerseywatchdog.org)

Report: Retired NJ Cop On Disability Seen Tackling Man In Reality TV Show

The retired Hamilton police officer is on disability for a leg injury. He earned $70,000 in disability pension last year.

04/29/2013

Christoper Inserra

Authorities: Punk Band Leader Cop Faked Injury, Collected Over $30K

A Port Authority police officer claimed that he couldn’t report to his beat because of an arm injury, when he was really flailing and thrashing about onstage with his punk rock band, federal authorities said.

03/26/2013

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U.S. Attorney: 10 More Charged In Long Island Rail Road Disability Fraud Scheme

The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.

05/22/2012

The office of Dr. Peter Lesniewski, who was charged in October 2011 in the alleged LIRR disability scheme. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: File Photo)

Report: Over Half Of LIRR Retirees In ’10 Claimed Disability

Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.

10/29/2011