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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 9:46 AM
By the way, there is a maximum amount of income he can get per year before DI cuts off.
Stan432 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:19 PM
Obviously, it's a blessing to him and it's cheaper for the state to have someone take care of him. But is not the first line of obligation the family?
bbtruth Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:34 AM
If adopted, shouldn't the parents, who knowingly took on such a responsibility, be the people to pay their way for the rest of their lives? Or, are they in on the scam too?
bbtruth Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Why should others be forced to pay for his existence?
Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts and special elevators.

The idea has been to enable people with disabilities to live and work with the same ease as others, as they make their way forward in life. I feel sure the large majority of Americans are pleased that we are doing this.

But there is another federal program for people with disabilities that has had an unhappier effect. This is the disability insurance (DI) program, which...