Today I have yet another person with a full disability settlement (e.g. from Social Security) telling me that they are fully capable of working and pestering me to hire them. The rub is that paying them any money would endanger their disability payments, so they ask me to pay the money to someone else (husband, child) or to pay them off books in cash. Essentially, they are asking me to violate the law in order the help them violate the law.
Why would I take this risk? Last year I had 21,000 people sign up on a mailing list looking for work.
Perhaps I am somehow an outlier because I hire so many older folks, but I get dozens of request like this a year. You can't convince me that the disability system is not broken.