Skip to comments.Report: Millions of jobless file for disability when unemployment benefits run out (Obama's Fault)
Posted on 02/19/2012 4:34:53 PM PST by tobyhill
Being unemployed for too long reportedly is driving people mad and costing taxpayers billions of dollars in mental illness and other disability claims.
The New York Post reported Sunday that as unemployment checks run out, many jobless are trying to gain government benefits by declaring themselves unhealthy.
More than 10.5 million people -- about 5.3 percent of the population aged 25 and 64 -- received disability checks in January from the federal government, the Post wrote, a 18 percent jump from before the recession.
Among those claiming disability, 43 percent are asking for benefits because of mental illness, the Post wrote. A growing number of those people are older, former white-collar workers.
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They’ve been crippled by government.
Great idea. Because we Constitutional conservatives are routinely labeled as nuts, we’ll automatically qualify for fed handouts without going through that unemployment process.
Unemployment eventually comes to an end. Disability is forever.
A disability check here in Eastern KY is better than winning on a scratch-off ticket down at the convenience store. The real prize is the “crazy check” for mental disability because you don’t have to keep pretending your back is hurt. The downside is that you don’t get any free oxycontin with your Medicaid card. Not a problem though because are plenty of, ah, oxycontin vendors who will be happy to relieve you of some of your disability check in return for the goodies.
On a side note, I finally got hired a couple days ago after a full year of unemployment....I start tomorrow and I'm so pumped. Won't have to call that line again. :)
Congratulations, and good luck to you!
Maybe I am crazy but I don’t see this unsustainable model having a happy ending. At some point the rest of us are going to rise up, and that is when it gets ugly.
Hmmm.....roughly the same as the percentage of the population that votes Democrat.
What a coincidence....
Happy bump for you!!
I’m starting to believe that we are going to need a Greek Style Crash before some people wake up and realize this system is unsustainable.
Not so much that we’re going to rise up as the money for them is going to just run out - at which point THEY are going to rise up in abject desperation, instead of us on principle.
asking for benefits because of mental illness ..growing number of those people are older, former white-collar workers...
Makes sense -- for decades they saw the sweat of thier borws going to low class slobs who were smart enough to claim the "crazy money" which Washington hands out. Time to get soem of the hard earned cash back.
Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens is about to put a stop to the oxy dealin’ in Kentucky. That is one JUSTIFIED bad ass dude.
And so is Reece on PERSON OF INTEREST.
I saw on Judge Judy (I know, I know) where one woman in Ca was getting 4k a month in disability. When JJ asked what her disability was, the woman said that her doctor thought she was going to have a nervous breakdown.
And I am missing part of my spine, I have a rod and screws and can hardly walk and I have been denied.
“Makes sense — for decades they saw the sweat of thier borws going to low class slobs who were smart enough to claim the “crazy money” which Washington hands out. Time to get soem of the hard earned cash back”
Can’t blame them one little bit.
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