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Old 07-08-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It is only difficult when everyone plays by the rules .....Eric conn had no problem getting a half billion in claims through for people fraudulently who were already rejected .. a doctor and judge worked in cahoots with him .

. a big bust over here in nyc busted over 100 people who played a role in getting fraudulent ssdi for people and ss says this is the tip of the iceberg..

Ssdi being difficult to get is only true if done on the up and up ....there is to much money involved for every one to play by the rules
I think this depends on the state also. One person from Nevada said itís difficult, maybe itís difficult there. But not in NYC, not with De Blasio there.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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I think this depends on the state also. One person from Nevada said it’s difficult, maybe it’s difficult there. But not in NYC, not with De Blasio there.
Ssdi is under the state and federal gov

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Ssdi is under the state and federal gov
That doesn’t mean they operate the same. I did read about that case where the judge was in cahoot with the lawyers about claiming SSDI.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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They cling to the vague notion that they will "work forever." That is unlikely to be possible and I do worry about what the future holds for them.
I agree that younger people and people in their 40's and 50's often 'cling to the vague notion that they will work forever' or to an old age!

Many employers nudge older people out the door and find ways to do so (older people being in their 60's), do not hire older people, the level of many jobs after retirement for older people are of a low level and not something a huge number of older people would want to do, jobs for seniors are scarce, and there are many jobs within which older people would be unable to function due to lifting of boxes /too much standing or walking, and some or many of the jobs after retirement so low level that people with degrees, education, or accomplishments would not want nor accept.

Most workplaces are not set up for people continuing to work into their 70's - and many workplaces nudge workers out the door in their 60's. Society is not set up for this vague notion of working forever. Many younger people have not heard of this.

(I'm not talking about retirees who do consulting work or have their own business or who have special skills which allow them to pick up contracts/tasks after retiring)

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:52 PM
 
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Everyone retires, or is retired, for one reason or another
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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Many times it takes up to 2 years to get a final decision. The person gets denied, they appeal and the cycle continues. Eventually it goes before a judge that has a Vocational expert to testify if the person can work at basically any type of job. There are many factors that go into making the decision. The expert gives a opinion and the judge rules. If people win they get backpay. Many of the experts testify by phone all over the country because there is a shortage of them. Some judges are more generous than others. Besides being terminal another automatic approval goes to people that are totally blind.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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If you cannot afford rent there are low income senior housing for people. Yes the waiting list is long but preferable to living with kids.
The need for low income senior housing (and low income housing for all ages) vastly outweighs the available supply in many locales. And in many places the waiting list is very long and involves many years of waiting if even ever attained. And not everyone finds it easy to move around the U.S.

Just saying there is low income housing for 'everyone' does not cut it. But it is good to know of its existence, for those who are not aware of it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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Sorry Frann66.....I don't trust anything I read in Time Mag. Time Mag and most of the media are so extreme left they will continue to make up POLLS in an effort to harm the morale of the US.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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Then there was the spinster sisters that lived together on SS income and when the oldest died the other sister just wrapped her in blankets and plastic and locked her in the back room so the checks would not stop.

Just have to get past the smell for the first six months or so.

They found the mummified sister after the 2nd sister passed.
Dam. Really?!?
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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Their body will choose retirement for them.
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