Hundreds of Eastern Kentucky residents who faced temporary suspension of their federal disability payments should get checks soon.
People who have arranged for direct deposit should see the checks in their accounts by Wednesday or perhaps earlier, according to an update from the Social Security Administration to U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers.
Rogers' office released the update Monday evening.
For people who receive checks by mail, the U.S. Treasury should be sending them this week. They could be delivered as early as the end of the week, according to the update from Rogers.
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The Social Security Administration notified about 900 people late last month that it was suspending their disability payments while it redetermines whether their eligibility for benefits was valid.
Most of those people live in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. They all were former clients of Floyd County lawyer Eric C. Conn.
The administration said it was suspending payments because of the potential that cases Conn submitted included fraudulent information from four doctors.
The head of the Social Security Administration decided Thursday to restore benefits at Rogers' request.
According to the update to Rogers' office, the people whose benefits are at issue will continue receiving payments until a Social Security judge holds hearings in their cases and makes final decisions.
The agency has not announced a timetable to finish all the reviews, but it is considering ways to speed up the process.
Recipients may submit additional evidence about their conditions during the review.