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What percentage would be considered true and accurate? Perhaps 80% of people are milking the system, and claim they are disabled. Now, I am disabled consequently don't get me wrong, I consider the Social Security Disability program as being defrauded and abused. The system is on overload  


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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • I truly agree wth you saying this because I know someone who is milking the system and is very able to work, but just refuse to and has never really worked either was on welfare or selling drugs or boosting clothes or something and now is collecting disability, and people like myself who may end up haivng to go this route is going to be taken for a hell-ava ride just to try and get it, it makes no sense to me and on what scale do they use to approve or disapprove someone?



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      Mamapan wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Of course it’s being defrauded...I’d bet that everyone knows at least one person milking the system. You hear news stories weekly about people getting caught all the time but nothing changes. They aren’t effectively prosecuted and then the people claim a mental disability.

      The thing that gets my dander up is when there are people like my MIL’s friend who is genuinely disabled and who has had fraud investigators parked outside of her home and  following her around for EIGHTEEN MONTHS now. She cannot pick up anything over 5-10 lbs., she cannot walk for extended periods and she has great difficulty breathing. It’s ridiculous.



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • I agree on all of this, it took me years to finally get mine.  I was in an auto accident and can’t walk or stand, and have some brain damage. I write all the time because I can do this, yet I have never been paid for it.  The man that moved me in my house, boasted that he was on disablitity as he was lifting my funiture, he told me he had this cool doctor that helped all his friends.  He claimed the even bought him a very expensive bed.  Oh, I have so many stories but I don’t want to bore you..this is a hot topic for me as I had to fight tooth and nail to get mine and it’s not enough to live on..heart



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      Mamapan wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • @Darlene - I think I would have wanted to throw him out of my house on the spot if he said that to me.  Not that I would have had a back up plan to get my stuff moved in...I would have probably bit my tongue and walked off in a tiff and then after he finished moving my stuff I would find someone to report him to.



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Good point I might a somewhat spineless to say anything, but I never forgot it.  However I have heard of these stories from everyone, and to be honest that is why I am writing about it now...it’s time for us to step up and not to playdown problems in our country.  Be careful who you vote for....Love & peace darski



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • There are so many milking it that it makes it hard for those who need it to get it.

      I have primary progressive MS and it took me 2 tries to get ssdi 4 years ago. My attorney said if I was a meth addict I would have been approved straight away.  

      This whole issue pisses me off as I know many who do need it and are having to fight for it.  

      It does not matter who you vote for either, as they all look down on the disabled. MY issues were in the Bush era and it took an attorney. So voting has nothing to do with it.



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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • I haven’t even applied for disability because Environmental Toxic Poisoning is ignored by the medical profession. If I live in a bubble and avoid close to everything, I feel almost as healthy as anyone else... long as the air quality outside is good.  

      If it took Tracy 4 years with an attorney to be qualified for disability, for sure there isn’t a hope or a prayer for my collecting it. I don’t have straight out Fibro, I have Fibro like symptoms some of the time. I don’t always have liver failure symptoms, I don’t always have diabetes, I don’t always have kidney disease or signs of nerve damage... blah, blah, blah. I
      have a constantly compromised body and can’t hold a job because I’m not dependable for being able to work.  

      I despise people who rook the disability system!  

      Cathie



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Yes Cathie, that is how I feel, I lost everything and it took a long time for me to finally get my benefits, which I paid into my whole life, with the new rules that might be coming down, people that are disabled or seniors like me who depend on my monthly income, as low as it is, to survive.  This might all be taken away if Obamacare is approved, they will need a lot of coffins for all the dead people in the streets.  This is a strong issue, and you can see it has me worked up.  Love & peace Cathie, and God Bless



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Hi Tracy, yes my issue happened ten years ago, so watching who we vote for is an error on my part, right now I am so worried about the obamacare that I lost my way while talking about this subject and you are correct on what you say.  This is a hot issue as I am finding out, so thank you for pointing this out to me.  Love always, darski



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      Anne E wrote Apr 8, 2011
    • Wow- there are so many things to think about.  I have several friends on disability who would be capable of working some of the time, but employers won’t hire people who are periodically and unexpectedly hospitalized several times a year or have to call in sick more than 10 times a year for being unwell.  And you lose your benefits if you work over a certain amount. In San Diego, the cost of living is so high that a person has to make a lot of money to cover living expenses and medical coverage.  So people I know collect disability and rent rooms or move back in with/get help from parents.  It’s pretty sad, but- especially in this economy- they’ve got basically no chance of getting and keeping jobs.



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 8, 2011
    • Thank you Ann for your comment, it is sad I lost everything because of a tragic accident.  I wish I was younger perhaps it would help me to bounce back, however I am a senior that is quite alone in the world and it is becoming scary the state of our union is in.  Before long, this will not be available for anyone I a sorry to say, it’s the writing on the wall.  The people who fake out the system have robed us of a future....Love & peace darksi



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      Anne E wrote Apr 8, 2011
    • Darski,

      Hang in there! You‘re such a beautiful writer and a gentle soul.  I wish I could give you the security and peace of mind that you deserve.

      heartAnne



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Apr 8, 2011
    • Aw, thank you so much Anne, it always nice to hear a great complement...Love you, darskiheart



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