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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:29 AM
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39. I don't know the facts of but one disability claim but it was the result of some
serious scamming by the individual. I'm not sure how the person pulled it off but there had to have been some professional assistance somewhere along the line. The 'reviews' in this case were annual visits to the local office of the state agency paying the disability check. A skillful acting job by the recipient convinced the worker that this person was truly mentally incapable of dealing with the pressures of a job. Never mind that there were at least twenty other individuals waiting in line to be interviewed by an office worker who was already overloaded.

Another one is a young mother who had a child whose father is 'absentee'. She gets housing assistance, food, medical, and unemployment even though she up and quit two good jobs with benefits. Just because she is unmarried and a mother she qualifies for all of this aid, plus she and her child get free state medical care. She learned how to do this from her friends who do the same thing and think it's a great way to live, so they spread the word and encourage their friends to do the same thing.

Stack on top of that this gem: the mother of one of these unmarried moms with an unnamed father of her child is living in a mobile home owned by her own mother to whom the state is paying funds for housing for recipients of this type of aid. Although the father is 'technically' not living there he stays there as if it were his home.

Regarding your situation, I know another person who has a serious physical disability and who now gets SSI but only after years of hassling and finally getting a U.S. Senator involved. So, when I see people abusing this system it makes my blood boil knowing that there are people who truly need help who cannot get it.

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