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Many people were victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud and have lost a considerable amount of income due to this scheme. Originally, Madoff victims were not included in the above categories of life changing events. As of June 9, Social Security determined that “if someone had a reduction of income as the result of criminal theft or an investment scam, they can qualify as having a life-changing event.” Just like the above instances, you need to provide documentation to Social Security. Documentation would include an account statement from Madoff’s firm or a court document stating you as an alleged victim.

Madoff Victims May Be Able to Get Part B Premiums Reduced

Many people were victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud and have lost a considerable amount of income due to this scheme. Originally, Madoff victims were not included in the above categories of life changing events. As of June 9, Social Security determined that “if someone had a reduction of income as the result of criminal theft or an investment scam, they can qualify as having a life-changing event.” Just like the above instances, you need to provide documentation to Social Security. Documentation would include an account statement from Madoff’s firm or a court document stating you as an alleged victim.