West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and the Social Security Administration are working together to fight state-wide fraud.
Tuessday they announced the establishment of the Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit.
CDI is located in Charleston and was formed to prevent Social Security Disability fraud in the state.
This is a problem Morrisey says needs to be addressed. "We're really proud of this announcement this new partnership today with multiple federal agencies and our office. It allows us to better crack down on fraud in the disability arena. There are a couple of really amazing statistics. West Virginia has twice the national average in terms of numbers of individuals on disability. That's really something that has to change," said the Attorney General.
The CDI program was established in 1997 and is currently in thirty-one states including the District of Columbia.