Social Security clogged with disability claims

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    It took my wife a year and a half to get hers, and she finally had to hire a law firm to go after it. The retirement fund is gone. It's absolutely ridiculous.

    I don't see how some of these people who didn't have any money set aside make it. It sure as Hell doesn't take them more than one pay period to deduct OUR end from our checks.
     
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    I saw this earlier, made me wonder just how well our national health program will work. It would be funny, if not so damn serious.
     
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    around here...you are considered stupid if you arent on disability ....drug seekers get on it a lot faster than people who need it....sadly...
     
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    just one more argument for trashing social security.

    Let everyone keep that 15% of their income so they can fund their own retirement accounts and pay for a disability policy that they actually own and will be better than the government version.
     
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    Already have a thread on this LOL. Might want to combine mine with yours Gunny.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Gunny...Social security pretty much denies EVERY disability claim the first time around.

    A year and half is about the average amount of time it takes to get it.

    You wasted your money using a lawyer, BTW. How much did that cost you? About 33% of your wife's first check which included the year and half back pay?

    You should have just kept filing cause, pal, that's pretty much all your lawyer probably did for your wife.

    SS has been doing this queueing to disability claims for at least twenty years that I know of.
     
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