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 Juanita View Post
    SS Disability is administered by the states....In most states, you file, you see "their" doctors, you go before a Judge.....It is a long and difficult process.. Most people are denied the first time around.. Appeals are filed--more doctors and more Judges...They are not stupid or easily fooled.....
    Right, that is why there are so many commercials trying to get more people on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I understand what you are saying. I wanted to give you a like and couple more in this thread, for some reason I can't tonight. Do you have any idea why?
    If you just posted, you can't give "likes" until you've reloaded the page.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    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.
    Good story.

    I wonder how many in Congress or the DOT actually drove a truck who were behind these DOT regulations ?

    Did you know that Obama almost appointed former L.A. Mayor ("We clean your toilets") Antonio (Reconquista) Villaraigosa as Secretary of Transportation.
    What the #### does he know about logistics of moving freight and trucks, ships, planes and locomotives and highways, ports and lot lizards at a truck stop ?

    Basicaly a disabled vet who was able to hold down a job and drive a truck was forced by the government to stop working and go on full disability.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    SS Disability is administered by the states....In most states, you file, you see "their" doctors, you go before a Judge.....It is a long and difficult process.. Most people are denied the first time around.. Appeals are filed--more doctors and more Judges...They are not stupid or easily fooled.....
    I've personally known several people who were collecting disability and did not need to be, and it was QUITE obvious that these people were quite capable of working, at least part-time. Our country has become a nation of weaklings who want everything handed to them for nothing in return. I'm not saying that ALL people who are collecting don't need it. My mom gets it because she has MS. SHE really needs it. She is incapable of working and it's not because she's "sad" either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Intent can't be determined in emails or on a message board. Those insecurities are on you. I made no such comment about the disabled. SO again do you have a reading problem still?
    Aside from your insulting approach to dealing with SSDI recipients (ADA beneficiaries, and God knows what else), you intentionally connected my interpretation of your post with qualifying for benefit. Then on top of that you added the victim line, and we both know your disparaging connotation of that word. In fact, you're still using it right now, while claiming you are not.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've personally known several people who were collecting disability and did not need to be, and it was QUITE obvious that these people were quite capable of working, at least part-time. Our country has become a nation of weaklings who want everything handed to them for nothing in return. I'm not saying that ALL people who are collecting don't need it. My mom gets it because she has MS. SHE really needs it. She is incapable of working and it's not because she's "sad" either.
    I know two people with MS and have no issue that they are both on it. Their lives have been very challenging over the years as they watched their abilities deteriorate

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Aside from your insulting approach to dealing with SSDI recipients (ADA beneficiaries, and God knows what else), you intentionally connected my interpretation of your post with qualifying for benefit. Then on top of that you added the victim line, and we both know your disparaging connotation of that word. In fact, you're still using it right now, while claiming you are not.

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

    Why have a poll if you are not hoping to get sense of how people feel? The only option that addressed a possible disability had to do with pain. Christopher Reed felt no pain - so guess he was not disabled.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    Why have a poll if you are not hoping to get sense of how people feel? The only option that addressed a possible disability had to do with pain. Christopher Reed felt no pain - so guess he was not disabled.

    geesh


    Of course he felt pain, emotional pain. damn

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Do you adopt that same attitude towards Jew insults, black insults, and so on?
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