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California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud • Long Beach Post News

California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud • Long Beach Post News

The Employment Development Department said most of those suspended claims were likely fraud attempts.” The Employment Development Department oversees claims for both unemployment and disability benefits in California.Mariscal said she hasn’t been able to reach anyone at the Employment Development Department.Last year, the state Legislature passed a law requiring California prisons to share the names of inmates with the Employment Development Department so they can use it to check the validity of claims before approving payments.

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, a Democrat from Laguna Beach and chair of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, has closely monitored the problems at the Employment Development Department.” The Employment Development Department said Thursday it is working with medical organizations to make sure doctors know about the verification process, calling it their “top priority.

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