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people working while they are drawing disability.

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clueless

Canton, OH

#1 Jan 16, 2011
do any one notice how people that draw disability goes out and works? what kind of system do we have here?When social security that the working people have paid in runs out because of the dead beats, we might be sorry that we didn't turn some of these people in.
You can call the social security office for a whistle blower complaint.I really think you have to have a video of them working. Do you know people that are working and drawing disability?

Since: Jan 11

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#2 Jan 16, 2011
there are people that milk the system true enough and they should be turned in.

Lets take a person who develops rheumatoid arthritis, this is a disabling disease. even with some of the wonder drugs they're coming out with now. it only slows down the joint damage. Once it's progressed enough there are days you can't do much more then lay in bed in severe pain. Then there are other days one feels as if they can conquer the world.

Now is in employer going to put up with calling out on an above average basis? NO. these are the kinds of things SSDI is supposed to be for. Someone who cannot work. By the way. SSDI doesn't pay enough to live on, you have to be able to earn a little more and SSDI allows you to work and make a certain amount.

Yes, I have RA. No, I'm not on SSDI and hope I never will be. 13yrs ago the I was told I'd be in a wheel chair in 5yrs, but I'm still kicking ... well kinda kicking lol
Wondering

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Jan 16, 2011
Social Security does allow people to work a few hours in some instances. Each case is individual, so you can't tell by looking what a person's disability migth be and if they are working under the amount of hours allowed or if they are in fact cheating the system, which I agree, many do.
Experience

Buffalo, TX

#4 Jan 17, 2011
Well at least if they are drawing a true disability check..they at least did work at some point. You can work some hours but if you pay taxes you will get caught. The same goes for unemployment..how many "honest" people work for cash and draw unemployment? Or better yet..people who live together and don't get married so that they can get the earned income credit on federal tax returns or food stamps.
Conversing

Rainsville, AL

#5 Jul 26, 2011
They're are people who abuse the system. I've always got angry seeing someone that I knew that were on disability working! But 2yr. ago my liver shut down due to liver disease. 5 Dr.s came to my room after a month in the hosp.and told me I'd never work again. They were mostly right.About 70%-80%I dont have the energy to do anything.But when I do,I take advantage of it.I'll mow the yard or something.But they'res no employer out there that will customize their bus. hr.s for when I feel I can work.Theyre are a # of reasons that a person can do somethings, but for a reg. sched?
Just because I'm some what better, I dont even whant to think about, is that I can have set backs any time!
along with the liver, the Dr.s found a kidney tumor. Without Disability,I'd never be able t get the med.att. that I need.
boss

Lexington, KY

#6 Jul 26, 2011
i know someone who has a back injury and works as a painter climbimg ladders, works ten hours a day sometime gets pain meds and milks the heck out of the system, he lives on westmeade can u guess his name?
fired up

Somerset, KY

#7 Jul 27, 2011
Some people need to mind their business.I work about 12-15 hours a week and I'm disabled .I have several sicknesses.I just work at my own pace.u can't get fired from your job.that is discrimination to disabled.some r able to work and make so much a month. people get disabled and can work some hours a week but they r lazy.I do work alittle bit.but I am disabled n 3 different ways but I still try and maintain my life.so u all that r running your lips need to keep them closed if u don't know the real facts.I've been disabled since 2004.so I know what I am talking about.it's not fun being sick at all.my sickness are life threading.so find something else to walk about and leave sick people alone.
BGInsider

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Jul 27, 2011
I saw something enlightening on the news the other day. Senator Tom Colburn, a member of the 'gang of six,' said that currently one out of eighteen adults is on SS disability. This equates to 5.5% of our adult population. Now this is disturbing and tells you that there is a serious problem. He has made it his 'fight' to reform this program. He wants to allow people who are truly disabled to receive the benefits they need, but wants to find the dead beats and abusers and put them back to work.

I have met too many people who are healthier than I am and they are on disability. They move about freely and easily but constantly b!tch about how bad they feel and how they can't do anything. These people are using their 'health conditions' as a mental justification for not working and feel entitled to benefits basically because they lack the motivation and energy to be self-supporting. Nothing more than chronic hypochondriacs, pure and simple. Why should we pay to support these people.

Last, I sick and tired of all the television commericals promoting SS disability, almost 'egging' people into applying. Not as if it were bad enough to be at the local level (i.e. flora, blah blah blah), now these commericals have gone national, with spots like "Freedom Disability" who shows obviously healthy people bragging about how much they are getting a month. One guy in that spot is extra disgusting, he is standing outside by a hedge holding hedge clippers and look like a retired sports jock, but he is disabled??? Disgusting.

I promise you this, in five years that department and that program specifically, will be revamped. The free rides will be over for most. The down side is, I am sure that some people who do deserve it will get lost in the system and be unfairly denied, but this happens now.

The program is broken; it is time to fix it.....
BGInsider

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Jul 27, 2011
Thanks to AT&T and topix for the double post....L0L!!!
REally

Madison, TN

#10 Jul 29, 2011
Well you can work at "appropriate" jobs, such as door greeters, and they can only work so many hours and only make so much. But I do think alot of people Milk the system.
notreally

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Jul 29, 2011
fired up wrote:
Some people need to mind their business.I work about 12-15 hours a week and I'm disabled .I have several sicknesses.I just work at my own pace.u can't get fired from your job.that is discrimination to disabled.some r able to work and make so much a month. people get disabled and can work some hours a week but they r lazy.I do work alittle bit.but I am disabled n 3 different ways but I still try and maintain my life.so u all that r running your lips need to keep them closed if u don't know the real facts.I've been disabled since 2004.so I know what I am talking about.it's not fun being sick at all.my sickness are life threading.so find something else to walk about and leave sick people alone.
When you work this 12-15 hours a week, do you report those earnings to Social Security or are you paid in cash?
steve

Somerset, KY

#12 Jul 30, 2011
i'm disabled because i'm bipolar and can work 20 hrs a week w/o it affecting my disability. so i'm currently looking 4 a part time job. because i have a 17 yr old son who is going off to college soon. and i need to start putting some money away so i can help him out. if u are disabled u can earn up to around 700$ before u start losing money from your check. so its not at all unusual for some1 disabled 2 work. and yes i plan 2 report my income.
Bubba

Nortonville, KY

#13 Jul 30, 2011
So you are saying that if you work more than 20 hours a week it WILL hurt your disability pay??? If that is the only reason that you can't work more than 20 hours a week, then you aren't disabled. If a person works, they prove they aren't disabled and are abusing the system. Bi-polar disease is a chronic long-term disease, but there are treatments for it and they continue to improve with time and as new medications are introduced to the market.

Currently, 1 in 18 people between 18 and 65 claim to be disabled and draw disability. That equates to 5.5% of the adult population and that's absurd! Too many people are drawing it that do not deserve it, but that's going to change soon! There are going to be stiffer requirements and medical evaluations in the near future, period re-evaluations of medical conditions and possible treatments, re-education programs for applicants (if you can't do what you did do, you get retrained in a career you can do), and medical interventions and treatments to cure or aid in the cure of the ailment causing the 'disability.' This is in the plans in the near future in Social Security; the free rides for the abusers are soon going to be over. The program will be there, but only for those that can't work and deserve it.

As for your son, I hope he doesn't get it, as it tends to be heriditary. SS disability won't be there for him as it is for you.
fired up

Pflugerville, TX

#14 Aug 2, 2011
notreally wrote:
<quoted text>When you work this 12-15 hours a week, do you report those earnings to Social Security or are you paid in cash?
I report everything to them.it's n the computer anyway.I have nothing to hind . I have three different sicknesses the require my to work 12-15hrs a week.with my illness I go home after work I'm n bed the rest of the day till I go to work .so I don't know what I would do without my disability .I don't get paid n cash I get a check.

Since: Jul 11

White House, TN

#15 Aug 3, 2011
i work and am drawing disability,i do it too help with the high cost of living and to have something instead of sitting on my rear and so my disability does get worse. I have worked since i was 12 years old and am 65 now and all this time have paid my taxes on time and as for as i know have never cheated the Government or anyone else, so i don't owe anyone any answers to why i work. So the one's who are complaining can Kiss My A??.
Tim

Glasgow, KY

#16 Aug 3, 2011
Most people who draw disability work some. What's wrong with that? I expect em to do as much as they're able.
dave

Mililani, HI

#17 Aug 4, 2011
you can only draw disabilty if you have worked a certain number of years. You are also alowed to make 1000 dollars a month to supplement the disabilty. It is not easy to draw as they turn everyone down unless they are terminal or loss of limb. I have been down this road and know !
As to all those who complain .. i noticed they dont say anything about all the military that draw or are covered medically for life, the politicians who work 4 years and draw full med benifits ,and on and on it goes. Bottom line? you cant tell what the reason for disabilty sometimes.

Since: Jul 11

White House, TN

#18 Aug 10, 2011
I checked with SS just recently and yu can work as long as yu report it and are aloud to Make 600 a month or 8600 a year the only catch is if yu make this amount for a two year period then your Disability may be cut, if you are under the age of 66. Full retirement Age. now that is in KY not necessarily every state.
scott

Newark, NJ

#19 Oct 26, 2012
I am diasbled and work. I was diagnosed with cancer and lost my right leg. I get benifits of only 800.00 a month and can work yp to 25 hours a week. So the people who rip us for working are the lazy ones who dont work stop crying and dont rip on us.
Responder

Alliance, OH

#20 Oct 31, 2012
I am on disability. I applied and was approved in three days due to severity of condition and circumstances. I applied because I am disabled and no longer able to work. If you saw me parking in a handicapped spot, you'd probably say "right, like that person needs that handicapped permit". I don't look sick, I lug my own groceries, I cook/clean, take the trash out, etc. But guess what...I have two types of cancer I am battling (mind you, two, not one!). I also have RA and some days I can move well, other days not so well but I continued to work despite my RA. Oh, and did I mention I have a seizure disorder, but continued to work with that? Please, do not judge people. You never know what someone elses issues may be. On my good days, I'd love to be working. On my bad days, I can't get out of bed without help. On my good days you'll see me out roaming stores. On my bad days, I have to pull my hair back so I don't get puke on it while I'm sick. But again, I look 100% perfect on the outside...please don't judge others. If I could commit to working part time somewhere, I would. But I can't and on my good days, I miss working. If I ever got healthy enough again to return to work, I would have to start with part time while still on disability to see if I could handle it. Would you judge me harshly too? Sad, if so.

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