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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

FloridaJim Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:09 AM
Nice to hear from you Michael I thought you and Morris had left us.
dhagenbaugh Wrote: Sep 07, 2013 5:52 AM
as someone getting disability for a 'mood disorder' or 3, I can tell you I never thought of applying on my own, it wasn't a common knowledge thing, I was told to apply because I qualified.. I am not 'gaming" the system, and I do work part time, all I can manage, enough to keep me off food stamps. Yes I am sure there are people taking advantage,but the majority, like me, need what they get. And I can tell you, In order to survival need my part time job, plus my disability, and my 2 roommates, in order to be able to live.
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...