There is scandalous, rampant fraud in the federal employee disability program, which pays benefits to about 250,000 people.

Federal employees who were receiving monthly disability benefits thanks to workplace injuries have been caught running marathons, scuba diving, skiing in Switzerland and doing flips on a trapeze.

One even used her disability income to buy a boat she named “Free Ride.”


So what do recipients get once certified as not able to work?

The federal plan pays 75 percent of pre-injury wages, tax-free, for most workers for as long as they live.

A half-dozen federal workers drawing disability benefits are older than 100. More than 10,000 of them are at least 71 years old.