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Falsification of FAA Airman Medical Certificate Applications by Disability Recipients

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Our office, the Social Security Administration (SSA) OIG, and U.S. Attorney Offices in California, with considerable assistance from FAA's Western Pacific Region Flight Surgeon and Chief Counsel offices, conducted an initiative to identify and prosecute egregious cases of certificated pilots who falsified FAA's "Application for Airman Medical Certificate", by not disclosing medical conditions they claimed in obtaining SSA disability benefits.