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.
congrats! My hubby’s still temping, but they said they will hire him and have given him some raises. It’s the steadiest income we’ve had in 2+ years...he was unemployed that long and never stopped looking. He had to temp because he was losing his mind not working and even those jobs were hard to come by here...took him 3 months just to get a temp job.
So, we know how you feel!! Good luck!!
Mrs. CT Hillbilly
You need to hire a lawyer. The law is they can only collect if you win. Then it’s 25% of the back pay. And don’t hire one of those shysters that advertises on T.V. Hire a local guy who does nothing but SS.
Meanwhile, thousands of degreed, local bureaucrats receive high incomes for doing nothing in the absence of new construction for decades.
Believe it or not, many Americans have stashed $100k, $200k and more. They never knew they were saving the money but the government takes a little out of your paycheck over the years and it is actually earmarked as your private account.
You are paying for this money in the hopes you never have to use but there may be a day and one should absolutely file a claim.
When you die you will not be allowed to pass on this cash to your heirs.
When you retire you will not be given any of the money as part of your retirement.
The government keeps 96% of all monies paid into SDI.
It’s your money and you have a right to it to support you while you are injured and to have the costs of your surgery paid for and it just so happens you are self funding it.
I have no problem with anyone filing and getting back at least some of their money.
You didn’t claim to be one of Eric’s people or have a relative working on the DNC? Foolish girl, how could you reasonably expect to qualify?
I have no problem with anyone filing and getting back at least some of their money.
Neither do I; however, I do if it is a fake or non-existent disability.
A friend of mine was one.
The people who voted for Obama were already crazy, and the rest of us are being driven crazy. The whole country is turning into a nuthouse.
He is simply incapable of holding anything but the most menial job, and it would have to be arranged by a mental health agency, because no company would ever hire him.
It took him more than 3 years and multiple appeals to finally be certified for disability. This guy worked and payed into the system since he got his first part time job at 13 years of age. He payed into the system until he lost his last job about 8 years ago. He wants to work, but he can barely hold a conversation with some who's not a family member.
It's a shame that the system seems to be rigged against the people who really need the help that system was originally supposed to provide.
Oxycontin, pursued illegitimately is its own punishment: no one messes with the Opiate Family and gets out without battle scars.
“Great idea. Because we Constitutional conservatives are routinely labeled as nuts, well automatically qualify for fed handouts without going through that unemployment process.”
You go, girl. I wonder if I qualify in Israel. Settlers are supposedly all nuts, too. As an American Citizen, I demand my right to a crazy check, and an equivalent benefit from the Israeli government.
What a sad story. I hope your cousin is able to get the help he needs.
The system is definitely rigged against those it was intended to help.
just like you shop for bargains and clip coupons
not saying its ethical
but it is effective
i hired a laborer. paid legal. taxes and all. he lived with a “disabled” woman. she had a “psych” card. age 23.
permanent disability. unable to work. she got an apartment on “section 8,” food payments, medical benefits, the works. they now have 2 children. big screen TV (60”) cellphones, video game modules, etc. How is this possible? the social worker makes an appointment to visit. my laborer isn’t there. then, he is, when the social worker is gone. why?
everybody involved knows how this works and why. the government is transferring wealth. circulating money. stimulating the economy. promoting domestic tranquility. with all the gifts to the power elites, why not give some to the unfortunates? they vote too.
guess who they will vote for.
“The real prize is the crazy check for mental disability because you dont have to keep pretending your back is hurt.”
I don’t believe the “crazy check” won’t haunt you down the road in obtaining a gun permit or during a custody battle; I’d be really careful with that one.
Disability fraud came into fashion soon after the Welfare Reform of 1996 (and it spikes during layoffs); for people determined not to work, it just isn’t going to happen.
Walking into a firm and asking to ‘intern’ or work for free and be trained anew to get the new skills needed to get back on one’s feet even while pulling Unempl. benefits is not hard.
Sitting at home blubbering in panic - UNACCEPTABLE.
Vast majority of these people are liars, fools and malingers.
We absolutely will have a total collapse, what could possibly prevent it? Long ago I read Carlos Castenada’s strange book and I recall “Don Juan” saying that by the time a man realizes that he is on the wrong path that path is ready to kill him. Think about it, it is true and the same goes for nations.
“The government keeps 96% of all monies paid into SDI.”
In the past three years, the Federal Disability Trust Fund has paid out more than it has taken in; figures are in billions of $ from the SSA website
year in out
2009 109.6 118.1
2010 105.5 126.3
2011 106.2 131.5
Unemployment eventually comes to an end.
Disability is forever.”””
The current UNDER-FUNDING of the Social Security Fund by over $100 Billion annually will be further impacted by this shift in funds to the unemployed, which is shifting over to disability.
All of this manipulation will lead to further chaos from our supreme Marxist in the Oval office.
He MUST be removed, along with all his Czars, Justice minions & ACORN activists.