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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020


@shoekitty wrote:

Instead of looking at what others are getting or have, why not look at what we have.  When I read some of these posts it makes me sad at the lack of compassion  or insight for those who a on disability, welfare, food stamps or such. It might be better to be be thankful that you dont have to need the services.  Dont worry about what they get.  I pay taxes for lots of things I dont use.  I dont  have kids in schooll yet  I help pay for them.  I have paid taxes on everything for over 50 years of my life.  There will always be a few that take advantage of everything.  But if it means 9 of the 10 people who receive food stamps need and appreciate them in their life it is worth it.

 

be thankful and not so judgemental of those in need..

i think there is a saying about walking in moccasins I could use here.  But I think the point is driven.


 


There are many miserable people who walk through life comparing what they have to others. They are resentful because they've never been able to make anything of themselves. They've reached advanced age and they are alone and unhappy.

Couple that with gross ignorance at the top of the food chain and voila - you've got people grousing over a lousy few dollars and mocking disabled people.

Pity them. They will sadly get what is coming to them and will be shown the same mercy they've shown others. Theirs is an unhappy ending. Be glad you're not them.

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020


@Pook wrote:

As understaffed as they are now they will never be able to do reviews timely or to get to them at all.


@Pook  That is so true. I have a friend that works for Social Security. Before this was announced she said they are about 8 years behind. This will never happen.

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020


@shoekitty wrote:

@Pook wrote:

There always were reviews unless the diagnosis was a lifelong disability with no chance of recovery that was well documented.


@Pook 

 

You are right.  Even with lifelong and severe mental illness, they do reviews.  I am payee for my brother who is mentally ill and in a home.  He gets 1100 a month.  I pay 1045 for boarding. They dont question me too much about the rest, but I account for 55 extra dollars.  I have to do a review every year.  Sometimes every year. My brother gets the maximum, so I cant imagine people wanting to live on disability.  


@shoekitty My daughter gets SSDI, $884 per month, not a lot to live off of. She will not recover from her illness and gets sent a review form each year. 

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020


@D_2_the_3rd wrote:

@Jinlei ,

I know!

What about morbidly obese people, some quite young, being on disability? Have bariatric surgery (that welfare covers), then get a job, for Pete's sake.  There are the alcoholics and drug abusers on it, too, not to mention people who have never worked one day in the US getting on it. If you don't care to help yourselves why should I have to support you? Crazy. 

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@Jinlei wrote:

I think the government needs to crack down on disability.  Disability for depression?  Disability for back trouble?  There are so many people on Judge Judy who are on SS disability and they look like they are healthy enough to work.  I realize there are many people who really need this.  But, I think there are a lot who just do not want to work and want the government to pay their way.  JMO


 


@D_2_the_3rd My daughter suffers from depression among other things. Seems like it is not a big deal, just take a pill. Well for her the drugs do not work, her brain is not able to process them. She fights depression on a daily basis with no hope insight. Back trouble, yes she was born with this. Again nothing can be done for her and the meds for pain do nothing. She just wants to be like everyone else.

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020

I am all for eliminating fraud....there are people who know how to work the system.

 

My daughter is on Disability and if you have documentation that you are being treated for your illness, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020

I worked for 40 + years and became ill, I retired at 62 on Disability. I think a lot of this referrs to people in their 30's and 40's who collect and work off the books

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.
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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020

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@I am still oxox wrote:

I worked for 40 + years and became ill, I retired at 62 on Disability. I think a lot of this referrs to people in their 30's and 40's who collect and work off the books


These proposed changes will impact all age groups in the disability system from infants, school age children, folks 20-50 and a workers 50-65.

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020

@I am still oxox : I am handicapped but worked for over 23 years in a very stressful job but had to retire on disability. I had to fill out review papers every two years but had the medical documents to support my case. I will be 66 in July and have been told the disability social security with change over to regular social security but don't know if the amount will decrease. Sad that some people assume if you get disability- you have never worked, lied and cheated to get the benefits. Plus some disabilities are severe but no physical evidence to show what a person struggles with on a daily basis.Southern Bee

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020

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@Southern Bee wrote:

@I am still oxox : I am handicapped but worked for over 23 years in a very stressful job but had to retire on disability. I had to fill out review papers every two years but had the medical documents to support my case. I will be 66 in July and have been told the disability social security with change over to regular social security but don't know if the amount will decrease. Sad that some people assume if you get disability- you have never worked, lied and cheated to get the benefits. Plus some disabilities are severe but no physical evidence to show what a person struggles with on a daily basis.Southern Bee


@Southern Bee

The amount of your allowance will stay the same. You will get your Cola. 

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Re: Changes to Social Security Disability 2020


@Nataliesgramma wrote:

I am all for eliminating fraud....there are people who know how to work the system.

 

My daughter is on Disability and if you have documentation that you are being treated for your illness, I don't think you have anything to worry about.


@Nataliesgramma I am lucky that I am married and we are able to live with one income. I worked until I could no longer work. I look healthy but the burning nerve pain I have is so bad that sometimes I can't even think. I stopped working because I started having to check and recheck my work because I was scare to mess up. I have been seeing a Doctor for this condition and no I don't qualify for disability. It's nerve damage and not enough for disability.