SSI Disability Program Needs Complete...

SSI Disability Program Needs Complete Overhaul

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Well

Cookeville, TN

#1 Sep 27, 2012
I know this is going to get some people really ticked off with me, but I truly believe that the Social Security disability program is screwed up and needs major fixing. Allow me to justify myself.
I know a man who has two grown daughters. The youngest daughter is very lazy and has never wanted to work. She wants others to take care of her. She is also one of the worst hypochondriacs Iíve ever known. He tells me that she heads for Urgent Care or the E.R. with every little thing. Once he told me that she caught an imaginary disease from him when he pretended to be sick but wasnít.
Over the course of several years, she has gone to her doctors with complaints of aches, pains and migraines. Several doctors ran test after test after test and they all came back fine. One day she saw a new doctor for the very first time. He had never seen her before nor had he seen her medical records. In the matter of a few minutes, he told her she had fibromyalgia, something very hard to diagnose. Instantly the daughter was convinced thatís what she had and went home and looked it up on the internet. Once she read all of the symptoms, she suddenly had most of those that she never had before.
Once diagnosed, she was sent to a pain specialist. It seemed no matter what the specialist did, she was always worse afterwards and had no improvement. She is now receiving SSI disability. I personally know of several ladies that have severe fibromyalgia and they all have told me that the same treatments from the same pain specialist always helps and makes them feel better for a time. All of them also work full time and do their best cope with their fibro.
The manís oldest daughter has always had a good work ethic and has held jobs most of her adult life. He told me that she has gone to work when she had pneumonia, just so people didnít think she was like her sister. At one time, she worked in a hospital where she was attacked by a patient and received a severe neck and shoulder injury that ended her career in nursing. Through the course of her treatment, they pumped her full of steroids which caused her to put on a lot of weight and eventually destroyed most of the cartilage in her knees. She has difficulty standing or walking for any length of time because of the knee pain and severe swelling in her ankles and feet.
She also suffered from partial seizures and two years ago had a brain tumor inside a cyst. The tumor and cyst were successfully removed but left permanent damage to one of her eyes. She canít drive at night and has to close her bad eye to read anything in normal or small print. She applied for SSI disability and was denied. She is now unemployed because she physically canít work, but she was denied coverage.
There are thousands of cases similar to both of these. There are many people who whine, cry and moan at every little thing and receive disability and then there are others that are genuinely disabled and are repeatedly denied disability coverage.
Similar findings were found by an 18 month study conducted by Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee. They randomly selected 300 cases of SSI disability and discovered that disability benefits were improperly awarded in nearly 25% of the cases. Since the average lifetime disability payments average $300,000, the overall costs of such improperly awarded benefits could easily add up into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the report, they discovered some benefits that had been awarded on the basis of a one page document that was filled out only the day before the personís hearing. Another person was awarded disability for having severe carpal tunnel syndrome and was found to be working quite normally as a bartender a few months later
BanZOMBIES

Cookeville, TN

#2 Sep 27, 2012
If teddy bonkers/Ugg/Haters all reads this it will start trolling lol
ugg

United States

#3 Sep 27, 2012
I think your post was certainly valid. It seems people who have a certified injury or illness have to fight for disability while those with seemingly self-inflicted maladies such as alcoholism, drug dependency, and hypochondria receive disability without much effort. I have known a former neighbor who actually was interviewed over the phone for disability by the judge and received it without benefit of appearing in person. I agree wholeheartedly that the system needs a complete overhaul ... and soon.
BanZOMBIES

Cookeville, TN

#4 Sep 27, 2012
ugg wrote:
I think your post was certainly valid. It seems people who have a certified injury or illness have to fight for disability while those with seemingly self-inflicted maladies such as alcoholism, drug dependency, and hypochondria receive disability without much effort. I have known a former neighbor who actually was interviewed over the phone for disability by the judge and received it without benefit of appearing in person. I agree wholeheartedly that the system needs a complete overhaul ... and soon.
Ha! Ha! You change how you post when you get caught lil Bet that former neighbor Busted !lol
ugg

United States

#5 Sep 27, 2012
BanZOMBIES wrote:
<quoted text>Ha! Ha! You change how you post when you get caught lil Bet that former neighbor Busted !lol
I knew you would take the bait . First I wasn't responding to you, but I knew you couldn't help yourself..Your posts are going downhill fast with all the he he he ha ha LOL and other babbling you do. Let's face it, you're just too easy with the mind of a toddler. Busted, no I'm not busted. You are. I posted and we (along with others) sat and waited for your routine crap and there you are! I bet you are a kid off your meds and YOU are the one on welfare, living in a dump in your mama's basement. You do Topix along with your video games. So let's see how long it takes for you to bite again. And now I'm done with you. I am going to post with another handle because frankly I just grew tired of playing with you and you're just too predictable. Btw, be very careful on some of your racial spurs - it could lead you in a whole lot of trouble.
Free Phones

Cookeville, TN

#6 Sep 28, 2012
Obama Gives 12 Million Obamaites Free Phones
See this video clink the link http://youtu.be/v5LjLM6berM
Obama Gives 12 Million Obamaites Free Phones, What Is Next Damit, Obama Is The Welfare President, Obama gets an F on his Job Performance, They Need Cell Phon...
uknowit

Cookeville, TN

#7 Sep 28, 2012
ugg wrote:
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I knew you would take the bait . First I wasn't responding to you, but I knew you couldn't help yourself..Your posts are going downhill fast with all the he he he ha ha LOL and other babbling you do. Let's face it, you're just too easy with the mind of a toddler. Busted, no I'm not busted. You are. I posted and we (along with others) sat and waited for your routine crap and there you are! I bet you are a kid off your meds and YOU are the one on welfare, living in a dump in your mama's basement. You do Topix along with your video games. So let's see how long it takes for you to bite again. And now I'm done with you. I am going to post with another handle because frankly I just grew tired of playing with you and you're just too predictable. Btw, be very careful on some of your racial spurs - it could lead you in a whole lot of trouble.
i think he likes cop wang! Better change that name and hide! You have been made! You are the one in your parents basement and talking S** About Sh** you donít jack about U and others! U use different names I know who you are
confused

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2012
I have to agree with this. I have disks missing in my back, have to have screws put in, knee surgery once, have to have a second all because of an accident that wasn't my fault. I am not able to work, I stay in pain 24/7 and yet I was denied. I have 3 kids and a husband and I feel useless, yet people a lot less hurt than me are getting approved. I do think they need an overhaul!
well

Cookeville, TN

#9 Sep 28, 2012
confused wrote:
I have to agree with this. I have disks missing in my back, have to have screws put in, knee surgery once, have to have a second all because of an accident that wasn't my fault. I am not able to work, I stay in pain 24/7 and yet I was denied. I have 3 kids and a husband and I feel useless, yet people a lot less hurt than me are getting approved. I do think they need an overhaul!
I know and you have some getting it and working right here in town ! They work every day and paid under the table. I had a friend who had cancer and worked all his life and died before he could get approved.

It seems like the ones that really need it donĎt get it, and those who donít need it does.
I hope everything works out for you, sorry to hear that.
fed up with in laws

Livingston, TN

#10 Sep 28, 2012
i have 1 brother in law 1 sister in law 2 wife neices and both of the in laws spouses a total of 6 known to be able to work as well as i but got on ssi by going to the same doctor and lawyer that told them all the way to get ssi for a "fee" no lie 6 on ssi that never has been in the hospital for any ailments! i get so mad i have even called ssi and reported....but nothing has ever happened. they been going on now for over 5 yrs! yes it needs overhauled and for the record i shun this family and refuse to have them at my home for any reason!
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#11 Sep 29, 2012
If Obuttma gets elected I'll be the first in line to get all of the free goverment cheese I can. As it happens I lost my job about 6 mos ago and I'm living off my savings. I have been looking for a new job with no success. I will soon turn to the eazy way by taking the free cheese since Obuttma likes handing it out. So there you go, vote for Obuttma is a vote for more free cheese eaters!
white trash

Livingston, TN

#12 Sep 29, 2012
love cheese myself and obama
Cut it

Cookeville, TN

#13 Oct 2, 2012
I once overheard a man in diner telling someone that his son was 52 and his grandson was 26--and they both were drawing disability even though there was nothing physically wrong with either one of them. He said it like he was proud of them for gaming the system.
Sosadtobad

Cookeville, TN

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Like it are not doesnít matter who you vote for everything free will be stopped soon, social security, SSI, tenn care all of it. I hate it for those who needed it, but thatís life. Life can be unfair, better adapt adjust and overcome people. A lot of you wont be celebrating the new year this year.
Good luck
teddy bonkers

Cookeville, TN

#16 Oct 2, 2012
white trash wrote:
love cheese myself and obama
HA! HA! You better eat it while you can Obama is out of money!!! HA!HA!HA!
teddy bonkers

Cookeville, TN

#17 Oct 2, 2012
fed up with in laws wrote:
i have 1 brother in law 1 sister in law 2 wife neices and both of the in laws spouses a total of 6 known to be able to work as well as i but got on ssi by going to the same doctor and lawyer that told them all the way to get ssi for a "fee" no lie 6 on ssi that never has been in the hospital for any ailments! i get so mad i have even called ssi and reported....but nothing has ever happened. they been going on now for over 5 yrs! yes it needs overhauled and for the record i shun this family and refuse to have them at my home for any reason!
If you donít like LAWís Now you really wont like the ones coming in the next 60 days
Zombie ban

Cookeville, TN

#19 Oct 2, 2012
No teddy it going to be fine Romney will win!
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#21 Oct 3, 2012
teddy bonkers wrote:
<quoted text>HA! HA! You better eat it while you can Obama is out of money!!! HA!HA!HA!
WRONG! The government has been out of money since 2007. The liberals tell the Feds to keep printing MORE. Truth be told. we're next in line for an international bailout like Spain and Greece and Europe in general.
Yup

Fort Myers, FL

#22 Oct 3, 2012
Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, We are almost bankrupt if not already.'Debt to GDP' is killing us under Obuttma which started under a Democratic congress in 2007. Check the facts!
SSImostknowthis

Cookeville, TN

#23 Oct 3, 2012
They are getting ready when they cut your checks off!! SEE THIS VIDEO!!
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WHY IS DHS NEEDING SO MANY ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND WHY DOSE THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY DEPARTMENT NEED TO BE BUYING AMMUNITION DOSE ANY OF THIS MAKE SENSE ??? WHY ARE YOU WILLING TO ACCEPT THIS SITTING DOWN PEOPLE POLICE AND MILITARY ESPECIALLY YOU THIS AMMUNITION IS NOT FOR THE MILITARY (AT LEAST OUR CONSTITUTIONAL MILITARY OR NATIONAL GUARD ) WHY AMMUNITION (SNIPER ROUNDS) AND HIGH POWER LETHAL ROUNDS THAT ARE HOLLOW POINT 40 CAL ALSO 223 NATO ROUNDS . IS SOCIAL SECURITY NEEDING AMMUNITION BECAUSE THEY AREN'T GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR CHECK ANY MORE . CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THEY START GETTING TSA FIRE ARMS THINK THAT'S CRAZY REALLY ? LOOK WHATS HAPPENED SO FAR THIS YEAR AND TO DATE NOW 1.6 BILLION ROUNDS OF AMMO RE EDUCATION CAMPS
MILITARY DRILLS ALLOVER THE COUNTRY MILITARY TANKS AND WEAPONNS BEING SHIPPED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LIKE AUTOMOBILES COMING FROM THE FACTORY WE NEED TO EXPOSE THIS ALL NOW YOU KNOW FOX NEWS LIES WON'T UNFAIR AND UNBALANCED BBC NEWS LIES WON'T EITHER NOR CNN .ABC CBS NBC AND IF THEY DO IT.S ONLY GOING TO BE A BLURP BARELY NOTICED !!! IT'S UP TO ALL OF US TO BE THE REPORTERS MAKE POSTERS WHY DOSE DHS NEED 1.6 BILLION ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION ? WE LIKE TO KNOW TOO. CAN YOU IMAGING SEEING THAT ON A BILL BOARD ON YOUR WAY TO WORK . I CAN GUARANTEE YOU START THINKING ABOUT WHY THAT'S THERE . THESE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO THAT CONTROLLED MEDIA WON'T EXPOSE THESE IMPOSTERS NOW!!!

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