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#1 May 2, 2013
How comw there are people who. An receive SSI-SSDI benefits from the Social Security people and there be nothing wrong with them but yet a truly disabled person has to wait and fight to get what they have payed in?
guest

United States

#2 May 2, 2013
I have no idea. They need to have a separate fraud department & investigate complaints. Then prosecute fraudulent offenders & make them pay back what they stole & serve jail time. I think a reward for credible, provable tips would encourage people to turn others in. Sadly there are some that get denied & they truly need it, yet others who are just lazy & don't want to work get it when they don't deserve it! I also think that SSI payments should be seriously slashed. Those ppl didn't pay into the system, they shouldn't reap the benefits of those of us that did/do!
ddr

United States

#3 May 2, 2013
You really need to be black to get ant assistance from the government at all. Sorry.
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#4 May 2, 2013
I am disabled...after my wreck it took 2 yrs to the day to get disability and i wrote the gov. and our congressman emails once a week. i also got a lawyer that does work pro bono and called her every week. i did all this for two years and on the second ann. of that life changing event, i got approved. then again when i go to pain dr. most ppl in the waiting room look perfectly fine and are laughing and cutting up and only there for drugs i assume they don't really need. it pisses me off to no end knowing these ppl probably got ssi easier than i did because they probably could afford a high dollar crooked lawyer that would do anything for a buck. in the end i pay no attention to them. i know they suck the taxpayers dry and in my book that is as wrong as it gets but nothing we can do about it till we get a president that gives a rats ass. meanwhile i barely get enough a month to pay medicare and my rent. luckily i have a great wife that has stuck by me and works to pay other bills and feed us. i do wish they would tighten the ropes on disability and welfare/foodstamp program and make the ppl that can work find jobs or suffer. that will be the only way to fix the problem. i worked my ass off from 16 yrs old to 35 yrs old and paid taxes and paid into ss all them yrs but when it comes down to using it when i really need it the leeches have already bout tapped it dry and i of course get royally screwed. that's the tough breaks these days.
sry for no caps and such ... i only have 1 arm :(
michele

United States

#5 May 2, 2013
I sure hope that everything changes for you guys. It sounds like times are hard.I hope things turn around for you and things get better.You sound like you are good people.I would definitely rethink your case and allow you the $800 a month in ssi benefits you are asking for. I know this would be the answer to your prayers. I don't know about the one with the wife though,your benefits might be cut if you were to receive them due to her wages.I don't think there's food stamp benefits there for you either. I think you have to have children.Im not for sure though.you might be looking at $20.00 a month for food stamps.
I know this would be a huge help.

Isn't there some kind of website online people go on and see what kind of benefits they can receive for their situation?
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#6 May 2, 2013
i get benefits and we get by i was just telling op how i got mine...we don't need anything i just hate the leeches lol

yep social security website tells you what you can get if you fill out app and sign up for site...
we used to get foodstamps but we got to where we made too much for it...and what my wife makes has nothing to do with what i get from ssi. i get my amount by how long i worked and what i was paid...but we get by on this end ;P
tater

United States

#7 May 2, 2013
The other guest wrote:
i get benefits and we get by i was just telling op how i got mine...we don't need anything i just hate the leeches lol

yep social security website tells you what you can get if you fill out app and sign up for site...
we used to get foodstamps but we got to where we made too much for it...and what my wife makes has nothing to do with what i get from ssi. i get my amount by how long i worked and what i was paid...but we get by on this end ;P
I always thought after you married then your benefits stopped. So you get to keep your benefits after you marry even with a working spouse? I thought their benefits hurt yours? Wow I didn't know that
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#8 May 2, 2013
disability is just that. your spouse working doesn't hurt it at all. disability is not welfare. if you have a solid work history and always paid your taxes. if that's how it worked we would have been out on the street years ago. also if you get your benefits, how ever long that takes you get all the back pay to the time of your disability that's nice for catching up on bills or like the wife and i did. we got a better car and i bought a 65 inch tv since i'm stuck at home these days..
wicked one

United States

#9 May 2, 2013
I know a few people who are currently awaiting their disability, 1 genuinely needs it and has been laid up in bed with a bad back for the past year. He's 50 years old and had worked since he was 15....then there's the 2nd one....he's 35 and has never been able to hold a job for long. He has spent the past year doing side jobs until his disability kicks in. these side jobs rang from yard work to construction. He's about to get his disability and he doesn't need it.( for the trolls...he's white) the only time his "disability" kicks in is when he is asked to get a fulltime job. he has a wife( guess what trolls..she's white too) that refuses to work as well and has many excuses for it. she is on welfare and collects food stamps for herself,her husband and their children. there will always be those who abuse the system and make it harder for those who honesty need it.
Guest

United States

#10 May 2, 2013
I often wonder just how, much in terms of dollars per month, a person who is 40 years old and worked since age 16 would receive. Anyone care to take an educated guess?
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#11 May 2, 2013
i fully agree,but i also think there could be ways to weed out the idiots just doing it to be lazy. if caught no matter if they eventually got disabled for real,it should be that the punishment for that,their disability lifeline gets taken off the table for good. if you get caught taking advantage of any government program, you can never apply for any ever again and you and yours can suffer for it. i think that could deter a lot from taking that costly chance. just my opinion though...
lol

United States

#12 May 2, 2013
Hmm
Lexi

United States

#13 May 2, 2013
Guest wrote:
I often wonder just how, much in terms of dollars per month, a person who is 40 years old and worked since age 16 would receive. Anyone care to take an educated guess?
I don't believe they go by that so get the dollar signs out of your eyes.i think you will receive under a $1,000 monthly.
Then you have some kind of insurance to pay .i think it's Medicare even if your still young. I don't understand any of it.
Go online and read. One of the posters said they have info about it online.

You can work while on disability but you have to send them every single pay check stub and on time.with your first paycheck you will make more a week than they pay with a minimum job I think, so your money from them is cut immediately.if you miss any work that makes a difference they will send you a check to make up for that income and in about a month you might get it. They're behind a few months.if you quit your job you usually can pick up with them were you left off.you better made sure you kept up with the pay stubs or you'll be owing them money if they sent you extra they say they shouldn't have.hard to prove they didn't.
I would keep on working as long as I could there's no money in this.
important

United States

#14 May 2, 2013
How in the world do people get HUD?
Do you have to have a houseful of kids and foodstamps? Is there a site I can go to about HUD? Is that like a grant?do we write to someone to get a HUD grant?
guest

Dexter, MO

#15 May 2, 2013
wicked one wrote:
I know a few people who are currently awaiting their disability, 1 genuinely needs it and has been laid up in bed with a bad back for the past year. He's 50 years old and had worked since he was 15....then there's the 2nd one....he's 35 and has never been able to hold a job for long. He has spent the past year doing side jobs until his disability kicks in. these side jobs rang from yard work to construction. He's about to get his disability and he doesn't need it.( for the trolls...he's white) the only time his "disability" kicks in is when he is asked to get a fulltime job. he has a wife( guess what trolls..she's white too) that refuses to work as well and has many excuses for it. she is on welfare and collects food stamps for herself,her husband and their children. there will always be those who abuse the system and make it harder for those who honesty need it.
Take pics & video of him doing yard work & construction & turn it in to SS. We've GOT to put a stop to leeches like him!
guest

Dexter, MO

#16 May 2, 2013
Guest wrote:
I often wonder just how, much in terms of dollars per month, a person who is 40 years old and worked since age 16 would receive. Anyone care to take an educated guess?
Depends on how much they made & subsequently paid in. Someone earning minimum wage all those years would receive FAR less than someone with a college degree earning an executive salary. SS website will give you info on your specific situation, but not for anyone else's.
joell

United States

#17 May 2, 2013
Yes go on there and see.it don't matter how much you've paid in your not going to be able to live off of what they give you.i hear people complain about the insurance they have to buy and pay scale stuff. Doesn't sound all that fancy and glamorous to me.
guest

Dexter, MO

#18 May 2, 2013
joell wrote:
Yes go on there and see.it don't matter how much you've paid in your not going to be able to live off of what they give you.i hear people complain about the insurance they have to buy and pay scale stuff. Doesn't sound all that fancy and glamorous to me.
You're not required to buy into Medicare. You can continue to use private insurance.
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#19 May 2, 2013
and no i don't get rich...i barely pay the bills and don't eat some days. so get that crap outta here right now. i was just telling how it works...you abuse the system and try and cheat it they should cut you off for life. period.
The other guest

Centralia, IL

#20 May 2, 2013
i can tell you right now. if you have ins. through your work,as soon as you get ssi you lose that. they cut you off and basically force feed you medicare. i had great ins but it goes up so high your not making them money if you are bad off so ya gotta thimk about that...

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