• Social media posts could impact social security eligibility

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    What you post on Facebook or Instagram could soon help the federal government determine if you’re eligible for social security benefits.

    The Trump Administration’s 2020 Budget is asking for money to hire more Social Security Administration investigators to dig through disability applicants social media accounts.

    The move would be made to weed out potential fraud.

    Attorney Adrian DeGori sees potential pitfalls with the new plan.

    “People aren’t posting the bad days, the days when they’re sick in bed,” said DeGori, who works as a disability attorney with Robert Peirce and Associates.

    But others believe it’s fair for the government to look at public posts.

    Watch the video above for Aaron Martin's full report.


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