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Is Disability the New Welfare?

restoreliberty Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:52 PM
You are also not 28 years old, having never worked and having never paid into the system for disability benefits, with no justifiable medical reasons to be collecting a check at the expense of people such as yourself that did pay into the system. In my home state of WV people actually coach their kids to fail school so that they can keep disability checks rolling in off the educational failure of their own children. This goes on in every welfare state that sets up perverse incentives to collect money never earned and these parents should be arrested for child abuse and neglect.

The government in Britain recently did something interesting.

It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work. A third of recipients (878,000 people) didn't even bother and dropped out of the program rather than be examined. Of those tested, more than half (55 percent) were found fit for work, and a quarter were found fit for some work.

But that's Britain, where there's a long tradition of gaming the dole. Americans would never think of taking advantage...