The US Social Security Administration actively seeks reports from the public about social security fraud. If you are indicted for a social security fraud offense, such as making fraudulent statements to get social security benefits you otherwise couldn’t obtain, you can face substantial fines and years in prison.
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.
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.