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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

mharris Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 9:03 AM
My own brother is now collecting $2000+/month from DI. He needed to have both hips replaced, a result of 40 years of drug and alcohol abuse that had ruined the blood supply to his hip joints. So, he is being paid each month for damage he did to himself while collecting a pension as well. He was already retired for 3 years when he began collecting the disability payments. There is something terribly wrong with this system.
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...