What You Need To Know About Social Security Fraud

In the US, it is illegal to use fraudulent means to obtain social security benefits.

Examples of social security fraud include:

  • Making false statements to obtain benefits
  • Not reporting the death of a beneficiary and illegally collecting their benefits
  • Hiding facts that would affect eligibility
  • Using someone else’s social security number to illegally get benefits
  • Selling counterfeit social security cards

If you are convicted of social security fraud, you can draw years in prison and heavy fines. The severity of your penalties will depend largely on the amount of money involved in the fraud.

How A Lawyer Will Help

When you are up against a fraud charge, you will be facing inflexible laws and a determined US prosecutor. You will need an attorney who can help you determine all of your options and achieve the best outcome for your circumstances.

United States Code

Read more about federal criminal offenses in the United States Code.

Questions? Contact us today.

If you are charged with a federal crime, the consequences can be devastating. Fienman Defense will fight tenaciously to protect your constitutional rights. We will guide you through a court system that can be complex and intimidating, and provide you with the strongest possible defense.