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    Re: Your disabled, get a job !!!

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    The thing is they are being told to target layabouts who are claiming disability benefits without good reason. The problem is if you start put with the assumption that anyone claiming benefits is automatically a scrounger and they have to prove otherwise then anyone on benefits gets tarred with the same brush.

    If it was anyone but someone you know would you not think it about time that a scrounger on benefits was taken to task-your everyday layabout faking a spinal injury? You can't have it both ways, call it unfair of they check on your brother and advocate them going after all the scroungers.

    There are undoubtedly some who abuse the system but pillorying all claimants as scroungers is not the way to deal with them IMO. If a Doctor says you are unfit then only a more qualified medical practitioner should be able to challenge it, not a civil servant. Unless they are suggesting all doctors are liars.

    That is such a great point, when I first started getting problems with my back, I had an orthapedic surgeon and MRI's showing the problem yet a 'person' in the office was arguing with the Dr's report. I had to appeal, where I had to sit in front of a panel which consisted of a clerk and 2 Dr's, I was in there for 5 minutes, where they awarded me a lot more than what i'd put in for.
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    Thanks for that Suzy, i will tell him to appeal. What irritates me most is why call up people who's medical records state they are in a wheelchair or in your own case having had so many surgeries are selected before the able bodied popping in to sign on every week.

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    coulden't work if I wanted too.. used to and think work keeps the mind together.

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    buttercup, i have a bowel bag and i came through the surgery and everything just fine. in my case it was cancer.

    i to had a rough time getting any help. i was working but i still got medicad for one month and that was hte month that i found out i had cancer and could not work anymore. They thought that my husband made to much money (he made 150.00 a week). so they were going to take my medical card and without it i would not have been able to take chemo.

    i appealed the decision and everything worked out but i was still turned down for ssi and social security. i got a lawyer pro bono and won it with in two months

    please tell ur brother not to give up and i will keep him in my prayers


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    Re: Your disabled, get a job !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie5656 View Post
    That is too bad. In this country we have something calleed Suplimental Security Income (SSI). These are benefits for life for a person who is disabled and unable to work because of thier disability.

    FYI--SSI is for people who have an extremely low income level and are unable to work. I think what you are referring to is SSD. (Social Security Disability). That is the program I am on--the average wait to get to see a judge who then determines if you are in fact disabled is 2-3 years.

    I had to wait 2 1/2 years after being routinely denied twice without any judge ever seeing me. Because of the wait I was unable to get the major back surgery I needed for three years. When I finally was able to get the surgery in 2007 it was too late--the nerve damage was permanent at that point. Fortunately, I was a relatively high earner most of my life (40 years) so my SSD payments are enough to live on. Barely. My wife works at a relatively low paying job, and we have and continue to care for my 85 year old mother in law--have been for 15 years since her husband passed.

    I unfortunately cannot stand more than a minute or two, am on maximum dosage of Fentanyl, as well as Norco 6 times daily--that does not count the Soma for severe muscle cramping, and several other drugs to help calm my neurological problems. It bothers me that people think people like myself who have worked all our lives, are now unable to work, are somehow taking advantage of "the system". It is not until a life changing accident as mine was, (hit by a drunk while at a red light) that people who are then affected begin to appreciate the difficulties the affected person goes through.

    Then all of a sudden "they get religion". Oh well, one must carry on and do the best they can with what they have and realize there are those in this world much worse off than some of us.

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    Re: Your disabled, get a job !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldebulldawg View Post
    FYI--SSI is for people who have an extremely low income level and are unable to work. I think what you are referring to is SSD. (Social Security Disability). That is the program I am on--the average wait to get to see a judge who then determines if you are in fact disabled is 2-3 years.

    I had to wait 2 1/2 years after being routinely denied twice without any judge ever seeing me. Because of the wait I was unable to get the major back surgery I needed for three years. When I finally was able to get the surgery in 2007 it was too late--the nerve damage was permanent at that point. Fortunately, I was a relatively high earner most of my life (40 years) so my SSD payments are enough to live on. Barely. My wife works at a relatively low paying job, and we have and continue to care for my 85 year old mother in law--have been for 15 years since her husband passed.

    I unfortunately cannot stand more than a minute or two, am on maximum dosage of Fentanyl, as well as Norco 6 times daily--that does not count the Soma for severe muscle cramping, and several other drugs to help calm my neurological problems. It bothers me that people think people like myself who have worked all our lives, are now unable to work, are somehow taking advantage of "the system". It is not until a life changing accident as mine was, (hit by a drunk while at a red light) that people who are then affected begin to appreciate the difficulties the affected person goes through.

    Then all of a sudden "they get religion". Oh well, one must carry on and do the best they can with what they have and realize there are those in this world much worse off than some of us.
    Wow, I must be one of the lucky ones. I got SSD 3 months after I applied. I also can't stand for long, my problem is arthritis in the facet joints in my back, and arthritis in my neck. I've had 3 major surgeries in as many years. I've had 2 fusions...one in the back and one in the neck. The other was for a kneecap that kept dislocating...they had to move my tibia over and bolt it in. The knee and neck surgeries helped a lot, but my back is shot. Pain meds do not work on me, so I'm in constant pain. I also suffer from major depression, bipolar, and insomnia...and a few more problems, but you'd get bored. I take around 17(different) meds everyday. I'm only 44 so when I park in the handicapped spaces I sometimes get dirty looks. I'm just waiting for someone to say something to me because I'll show them my scars and then they will watch their mouth the next time. Just because people don't "see" the disability they think you're faking it. It's really sad.

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    Re: Your disabled, get a job !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shelbell View Post
    Wow, I must be one of the lucky ones. I got SSD 3 months after I applied. I also can't stand for long, my problem is arthritis in the facet joints in my back, and arthritis in my neck. I've had 3 major surgeries in as many years. I've had 2 fusions...one in the back and one in the neck. The other was for a kneecap that kept dislocating...they had to move my tibia over and bolt it in. The knee and neck surgeries helped a lot, but my back is shot. Pain meds do not work on me, so I'm in constant pain. I also suffer from major depression, bipolar, and insomnia...and a few more problems, but you'd get bored. I take around 17(different) meds everyday. I'm only 44 so when I park in the handicapped spaces I sometimes get dirty looks. I'm just waiting for someone to say something to me because I'll show them my scars and then they will watch their mouth the next time. Just because people don't "see" the disability they think you're faking it. It's really sad.



    I'm sorry that people can be so dam awful.

    Keep your chin up and stand proud, your business is no body elses business.
    Good luck, i hope things get better for you soon.
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    I'm sorry that people can be so dam awful.

    Keep your chin up and stand proud, your business is no body elses business.
    Good luck, i hope things get better for you soon.
    Thanks pants. I usually don't pay much attention to others, but my 16yr old does when she's with me. It's hard enough to get out of the vehicle, and most of them do not see me leaning on the shopping cart just so I can walk thru the store. You are so right when you say that it's nobody elses business...and what I really can't stand are the people that think handicapped spaces are cart returns...especially when the actual cart return can be as little as 2 spaces away. Now I'm just ranting! Thanks again Pants!

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