Clearly Texas is much too liberal and allowing people to get on SSD too easily. hahaha
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
I have a friend who is poor as a church-mouse but she and her life-partner take care of about 25 cats. Their home is spotless and all the cats are in radiant good health after being taken off death row on their last day.
I financed 100% of a house for them and I collect 1% interest on the loan, knowing I'll be dead by the time they can pay the principal.
The lady is disabled. I'm not sure what the problem ius but she can barely walk. She survives on pain meds that others contribute, does not abuse them, and is always cheerful. I told her to apply for disability. She has no money to go to the doctor with so they refused her disability after 6 months and a thousand forms. Why? Because you must be under a Doctors care. Since she can't afford the care, she can't get the disability.
On the other hand, go to Golden Gate part in San Francisco and meet the many junkies who have gotten disability (long before Obama BTW). You'll see just how ****ed up the whole system is.
The part that's ****ed up about the system is that once you get the disability approved there is no re-evaluation process down the road that's done unless someone has extensive proof of abuse against the person with the claim. Even that is hard to prove.
There are lawyers that work pro-bono as well for back claims. They will take a percentage of the back claim, but then she could have disability. It's all in who you talk to.
Last edited by TheNextEra; 07-18-12 at 12:32 PM.
There can never be enough manpower to fine-tooth comb the applications the way they should be. They just have a rubber stamp wheel of eligibility technicians that rotates somewhat slowly, by design, to prevent floods of newly disabled.
SSDI should be for profound mental and physical defects, not the subjective argument that one "can't" work. And there should be a substance abuse exclusionary criterion.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
RSD in her foot. I remember from hearing the talk of the progress of everything surrounding it that it was a bit of an ordeal to get on disability. In part because she was in the process of switching between doctors at that time due to realizing the original doctor was constantly trying to cover his own ass. She developed RSD potentially in large part due to the Doctor's office simply declaring her broken foot she previously had came in with as "healed" and had her start doing physical therapy on it for weeks....while it was still broken. Apparently on some other issues (it actually may've been disability) the information the Doctor gave was less than...accurate? honest? not sure how to describe it...but basically was clearly trying to cover a number of things that would possibly put them liable. After she had her files switched to the new doctor and things progressed far better (helps that the new Doc actually studied under one of the top researchers on the condition). I don't doubt there are some cases where it can be somewhat easy, but its definitely not in all cases.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
The Fox Noise report seems a tad ahhhh what is the word....oh yes bias, imagine that!
No average number applying, just a comparison to those who got jobs. The usual, gotta tighten it up, crap from Sessions and another 'report' in the books.
Next it didn't take a New York minute for some wag to wander in with the dodging work angle...
No facts that shed any light, just some pot stirring.
An army vet buddy of mine got a little disability for hearing loss in the artillery- easy peasy.
He threw his back out and a year later is still in limbo. Delaying and losing paperwork seems the routine there. If your damn near brain dead you get the fast track, otherwise the run around is amazing.
The system could use an overhaul. to make it a lot faster, using delay to wait out the patient isn't good for anyone. Sen Sessions need not worry, who can wait a year with no income but someone who can't work?