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Cooperative Effort among Federal, State Agencies to Prevent Disability Fraud.

The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Florida Department of Financial Services today dedicated the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Miami. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Miami Unit identifies and prevents Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Florida.

Wright Brothers Day, observed on December 17, marks the day in 1903 that two adventurous brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina took to the air for the first time. It was a modern miracle at the time and a catalyst for the age of intercontinental travel. Over a hundred years later, it’s commonplace for people to fly across the country. Most of us don’t consider all the preparation and patience it took to achieve this modern feat of flight.

For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared. Preparing for a possible physical or mental disability is the same. Many people don’t think of disability as something that could happen to them. Statistics show the chances of becoming disabled are greater than most realize. Fifty-six million Americans, or 1-in-5, live with a disability.

Each holiday gathering is special. Families and friends get together to see how big the kids have gotten, catch up on family news from the summer and new school year, and remind each other to be grateful for what we have. But what’s the best way to know what you have to be thankful for when it comes to Social Security disability or retirement benefits?

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