View Poll Results: What does disability mean and who should get it?

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  • It means unmanagable pain and those people should get it

    9 25.00%
  • It means one might get a chance to retire early and play

    2 5.56%
  • It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it

    2 5.56%
  • who cares, it is unmanagable

    0 0%
  • who cares, it is insignificant expenditure for the US

    1 2.78%
  • It should be completely overhauled, re-written, and inspected for cheaters

    26 72.22%
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I met another "disabled person" this morning that was loading up for a week trip to go horseback riding in Missouri. How disabled could that person really be, horses are alot of trouble and require high amounts of physical labor for care.

    It is becoming sickening seeing these types basically on early retirement while the rest of us work.
    I think it definitely needs to be overhauled. Too much fraud and waste. Not enough following up to make sure that people aren't cheating the system. I can't say what it would take to fix it though.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    That sounds like an interesting story that needs to be told.
    VA rates upon physical disabilities and employability.

    He is 100% due to employability, around 70% otherwise.
    I'm 100% due to physical problems, no employability rating. So, since I haven't actually applied for Social Security benefits, I could take a job if I was able to find one I was capable of doing and it would not affect my VA disability.

    The lower part of his left leg, below the knee, was shot off in an accident while in the Army. His right leg was severely injured also but the saved it by fusing the bones in his right ankle. Because he cannot move either ankle, he actually appears to walk fairly normal or at least he did before age/time started causing more problems related to his accident, like the fused bone breaking and not being able to heal because the fusing process killed the bone. After getting out of the army, he drove truck for most of his life. Then the government wanted to regulate overall instead of relying on individual states to regulate trucking and created the national licensing called a CDL to curb abuses. At the time they did it, there was no waiver for artificial limbs. If you had one, you couldn't have a CDL. I don't know if it is still that way or not. But because he was too old, he could not get vocational retraining either, he was too close to retirement age. His job wasn't taken away due to the job market, it was taken away by the government. Luckily, he was able to get an upgrade from the VA due to employability.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Figure look on the bright side. If someone did that to me, they'd be eligible to "milk the system", too.
    or you might have a legitimate excuse to be on it, it wasn't random. I have sat at the coffee shop with this guy for years now, just found about hsi SSDI today

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Who said that? trouble reading? perhaps you should file
    You're the one wanting to strip people their benefits because they have the audacity to mow their own lawns and have a bike ride.

    Lastly, what did you mean by that last bit?
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Being unable to work continuously at a full time job due to physical and/or mental limitations. Is that better terminology? It's not difficult to grasp.
    SO if that same person can work all day around the yard or in field is that different in your opinion? It is not difficult to grasp.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Three times in my life docs told me I was permanently disabled. It is very easy to get on disability especially anything with your back or knees.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You're the one wanting to strip people their benefits because they have the audacity to mow their own lawns and have a bike ride.
    For a ****ing week 1200 miles from home? are you really that naive?

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Three times in my life docs told me I was permanently disabled. It is very easy to get on disability especially anything with your back or knees.
    Me too, I was told the same thing back in 85', I was pissed he asked and then thought who would do that.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    For a ****ing week 1200 miles from home? are you really that naive?
    We already established that about you.

    Now, please tell me what you meant by "Trouble reading? perhaps you should file."
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    "Disabled" does not mean bed ridden quadriplegic.

    I mow my lawn, because, well, sometimes it needs mowed and there is no one else to do it. It's not like disability pay allows you to hire a lawn service.
    its not like it keeps you from doing other things either

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