Someone once asked me if Social Security conducts surveillance on people who apply for Social Security Disability.

I think it is very rare for this to happen.

There are just too many people who file for disability, and the Federal Government does not have enough money to chase after people.

However, if someone is receiving Social Security Disability or SSI and the Government receives a tip that they are committing fraud, then I think the Government is very aggressive in investigating it.

This is a criminal violation and you are subject to imprisonment if convicted.

Social Security employees also take it seriously when someone contacts them and reports that they think a person is not really disabled at the application stage.

Need help with your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.