Several people have asked me if Social Security ever conducts surveillance on people applying for disability?

I know insurance companies video tape people who are claiming workers’ compensation injuries and private disability benefits.

But I have never heard of Social Security video taping people who are applying for disability benefits.

Once a person is found disabled there have been investigations involving whether the person is working a job without reporting income. The law allows a person to work part-time, however all earnings must be reported. Under the table payments, and hiding income is fraudulent and may subject you to criminal sanctions.