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Disability fraud partnership estimated to have saved almost $6.2 million for WV in 2018

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CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A partnership aimed at investigating and preventing disability fraud has been estimated to have saved the state nearly $6.2 million during the 2018 calendar year, according to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit, a partnership between the Social Security Administration and the Attorney General’s Office, has therefore saved more than $14.3 million since its creation, according to a release from Morrisey’s office.

The unit investigates suspicious or questionable disability claims, looking at claimants, beneficiaries and third parties that may be facilitating fraud, according to Morrisey.

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