When an individual does not report changes in employment to the social security offices, this is also considered another form of disability fraud. For example, if someone was unemployed while collecting disability, but they recover and start working while failing to report these changes to the government, this would probably be considered a federal offense.
This is considered fraud because when a person has not reported these changes to the government, than the government is still under the impression that the criminal in question is disabled. This allows the criminal to fraudulently collect both a paycheck and disability benefits.
Although "disability fraud" and "employee fraud" do not have the same definition, this specific case of disability fraud can fall under the category of employee fraud. Employee fraud is when an employee provides information to their employer that is proven to be false.
In some cases, employee fraud includes giving in accurate information on a resume, but in the case of disability fraud, employee fraud can be telling an employer they are able to work while the government still believes that they are on disability. Employee fraud can be reported to labor unions and to an employee fraud hotline.
Many times, social security offices will allow a trial period in which you will be allowed to collect while working as a transition from disability to be employed. However, unreported income