It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Recession enriching disability rollsCertain things can cause someone to become disabled — a chronic illness, for example, or an accident. One thing that should not cause people to be categorized as disabled is a recession.
But that appears to be happening with Social Security Disability Insurance, the 1950s-era expansion of the program best known for paying retirement benefits. In 2007, 8.9 million people were on disability. Now that number is 10.7 million, a 20% jump in just five years.
While non-economic factors account for part of the increase — including a previous backlog of applicants and an aging population — the linkage between the rising disability rolls and the Great Recession is impossible to ignore.
.Unemployment claims have been trickling down over the past few months, which most agree is good news.
But in tandem with that decrease, another public benefit has been increasing. Since 2007, some 3.4 million Americans have been added to the list of those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. SSDI, as it's know, pays out some $1,000 a month and also gives people access to Medicare and Medicaid.
About 10.6 million Americans now receive SSDI benefits which has raised new fears that the Social Security Trust Fund may go broke as early as 2017. According to two new studies, many of those new claimants ran out of unemployment benefits before they applied for SSDI
As unemployment benefits claims decline, disability claims rise | PRI.ORG
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
He would have to choose between being able to fund what limited time he has with staff on one hand, and on the other, being able to live independently from my parents and hold a job doing God's honest work. Again, hopeless pauperism or a shimmer of independence and pride in his own life. That's a pretty stark choice.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Havin actual experience with the system those people who complain about the cost should be complaining about the system that Bush II devised to adminster it. thats were the waste, the inefficiency the hardship is.
If you are the guardian of a person with SSI you are generally audited once a year by the Social Security Office. If they even smell something funny, you are subjected to a full audit which is not alot of fun. In either case you have to account for every dollar and prove that it has gone to the person on SSI. If not you are SOL without a paddle. So far this year where I live 6 parents have been sent to PRISON for not being able to prove where the money went or having used it themselves which is a federal offense.
Are there scumbags out there sure, but most people just like to pick on something and someone they know little about and bitch.
In another site people were actually calling people like my son leaches on society and "worthy of death". thats why I am here.
Please get your (everyone) facts straight before you attack the kids. Its the system thats screwed not the kids. If we stuck to the Dole/Bush I proposition there would be alot less waste.
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
I voted for everything except "all the poor no matter what the circumstance."
If options #2 and #6 had left out the parts about "too tired to work" and "too depressed" I probably wouldn't have voted for them. I think depression and insomnia are serious problems. People who have these problems should be given help, provided they make efforts to combat/resolve their conditions.
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Thank you, Quazi!