[Sca-cooks] OT collecting disability

Lisa silvina at allegiance.tv
Thu Aug 3 09:31:51 PDT 2006

I've been staying out of this because it can be a volitale subject.  My
husband is on disability, he got it first try, but there was NO way they
could deny his disability exists. (he's permanently paralyzed from the waist
down due to spinal severing.)  I will say that the SSD dr he had to see did
everything she could to prove he was faking, without even bothering to look
at any of his medical history.  She left bruises on his knees and feet
trying to get a nerve reaction.  I also have a friend who finally after more
than 10 years got SSD.  Their final excuse for denial was that he WAS
disabled, but he didn't have just one thing that disabled him.  He has
Diabetes, he's illiterate due to a medical condition, he has schizophrenia,
Gout, severe acid refux which was misdiagnosed until it eat a hole in his
esophagus and allowed stomach acid to drip on his heart 2 different times,
triggering a heart attack each time.  I also know several people who got SSD
first try who I know for a fact are faking their problem.  I honestly
question how the people who make the decisions actually make a decision as
to who gets it and who doesn't.  Someone once described it to me as they
throw darts at the cases and the one they hit gets it lol... sounds as
likely as any other possibility.

----- Original Message -----
From: "grizly" <grizly at mindspring.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OT collecting disability

> -----Original Message-----
> I expect it has something to do with allowing as few people to collect
> disability benefits as possible  also known as the bottom line (tm).
> My ex took three years after an amputation to start collecting benefits,
> he did not get backpay.  My VA disability took four years after Desert
> to finally get.  It is distressing to know that the process has not
> improved.
> Their job is to deny and deny and deny, your job is to appeal and appeal
> appeal.  It should not take so long, but it does.  There should be a
> way. > > > > > > > > >
> Politics being a treacherous subject, and my not being on the receiving
> of a disability claim and all, I thought I'd ask a question.
> Is it possible that the delay might come from people working hard to
> a fund of hard earned taxpayer dollars and daily inundatation with all
> manner of claims and issues from all over the country, some of which might
> be actually legitimate, but all requiring researcha dn processing?  I am
> sure there are wastes and problems that ca be addressed, but my personal
> wonder is if the system, in all of its inefficiency, may actually be
> protecting our tax dollars in some backwards way that is not at all
> to those injured or otherwise incpacitated persons waiting for answers and
> benefits for very probably legitimate claims.
> niccolo difrancesco
> (not that I have personal knowledge of 2 scams that have costs us
> a couple hundred thousand dollars paid to people who have worked a gross
> total of 12 months of taxable payroll jobs in their combined lives)
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