Skip to comments.Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery [OUTRAGEOUS]
Posted on 07/06/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT by upchuck
More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.
The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.
The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.
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Fortunately, there's about a two year wait to have your case heard so I suppose that discourages some folks.
Fraud is rampant in this program.
Boy. I sure am glad they passed ObamaCare, so now we can be sure there will be very little fraud in medicine. I mean, they are writing something like 13,000 more pages of regulations, and hiring thousands of IRS investigators to oversee it, plus all the new people they hire to battle fraud.
I really do feel so much better.
I have been experiencing some foot trouble and looked online for a support to aid in walking while the doctor figures out what is wrong. The day after I accessed the information I recieved 3 emails regarding “how to” get on disability. I was more than a little surprised. It looks like disability is looking for people instead of the other way around. sad.
yes ..fraud is rampant ...who can stop it. ???
Yeah, but Obama says that the jobs report is a “step in the right direction”.
You CANNOT make this stuff up!
If the number of people going on disability is HIGHER than the number of new jobs, does ANYONE, even the most rabid democrat think that this is sustainable? Or that people are going to magically get...uhhh..”better” when the economy picks up?
If you took today’s news through a time machine to the 1960’s or 70’s, the people who read it would have to assume that WW III had taken place, and we somehow lost!
It used to be that the lawyers around here ran adverts on tv ambulance chasing car wrecks.
Now theyre all looking for Social Security disability clients.
Youve paid into the system all your working life, now its time to collect the benefits you deserve
No fees until your case is resolved
Government agencies are actively promoting, awarding and praising people who enroll more people for government assistance.
I really do believe Cloward-Piven principles are being followed. I really do.
I think we should all get in touch with our “inner disability” and start collecting benefits. The sooner this rotten tree falls to the ground, the better.
“Now theyre all looking for Social Security disability clients.”
I have seen BILLBOARDS.
Yea try and eek out a living when the doctors say you can’t work 1000 dollars a month ain’t crap when your used to making 4000 a month just because you cant read the cover on the book don’t mean it should be burned !
If you turn on Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos, Kardashian re-runs, or any of the daytime garbage shows you’ll find these commercials are rampant.
Since it’s gotten so hot outside, I’ve been using a treadmill in the basement, I have a little tv down there and surf past these shows looking for something to pass the time.
Check this link that explains it.
Yes, it is a travesty. My mom and step dad had lived on it for like 20 years simply for being manic-depressive. O boy...
As someone who has been disabled from birth; I wonder just how many of these people are actually disabled?
8 million people on Federal disability?
thats 2% of the entire US population
1 out of every 50 people is a federal employee, and sitting home collecting disability
Is there a reward for finding diability fraud? this sounds like a target rich environmnet
The IRS is in on the game. The "Earned Income Tax Credit" homepage looks like an advertising site for a charity.
So we lose taxpayers and have a gain in tax recipients. Anyone think we can keep going on this way?
“Crazy checks” have been around for years.
I know someone getting one for well over a year because they’re depressed over a friend’s death.
She’s off to Europe on vacation now.
According the the SS web site, my disability benefit would be $2442 a month. If you have another couple of thousand in investment income, or long-term disability insurance through your employer, you could live pretty nicely.
In California the new ambulance chasers are lawyers petioning the government for a client’s right to disability checks, then taking 25% of their settlement. Several of my able-bodied friends have now “retired”. I should say my “ex-friends.”
“...and hiring thousands of IRS investigators to oversee it”
not quite....thousands to thoroughly raid, clean , and thieve from the productive whatever they can to continue issuing those disability certs!!!
I really do believe Cloward-Piven principles are being followed. I really do.
I believe you are spot on. Once your eyes are open to it, you see it happening everywhere. We cannot live through 4 more years of this.
Mrs. P. Henry is disabled by any definition. And not one of these touchy-feely, hard to prove mental disabilities, but real, honest-to-goodness, significant pain for which she requires constant, heavy duty medication. She also is covered by disability insurance that would pay her a handsome sum if she were to claim disability. However, she has too much pride and ambition and too great a sense of responsibility to go that route. Most people in our country used to be like her. Nor any more.
Sorry, but this can’t actually be blamed on zero.
Go back to the 1990’s when clintoon “ended welfare.” What he actually did was greatly expand the definition of disability. All of the people they “took off the welfare rolls” actually just went to disability.
And the trend still continues.
I wonder how many of these people are baby boomers with physical type jobs that they can’t do anymore. I always go ballistic when I hear some DC type glibly talk about raising the SS retirement age to 70, like everybody has some nice secure desk job where they can work to whatever age they want. They clearly don’t know a lot of waitresses or carpenters.
Sounds like the newly unemployed should apply for SSI right away so their 2-year wait will be covered by 2 years of unemployment.
Can't post anything more clear then this.
That said, I am disabled and have applied. The problem for me is that I can't afford to go to the number of Doctors needed to affirm it. As much as I have tried I see no way I'll ever get it.
I really don't know how all these people qualified...but for me, I haven't.
Stay healthy and if not, well, be prepared to jump through hoops you can't begin to imagine, and then be turned down.
I'm 61, and have paid into the "system" since I was 14. I'm not trying to get "free" shit from anyone.
I thought the WH put Slow Joe in charge of rooting out all of the fraud & waste in the government?! /s
How could you say that? Just because all the things they called for are happening, doesnt mean that they cause it.
Sadly, people can't seem to see Bible Prophecy unfolding either.
Could it also be a way to keep paying these unemployed after their jobless benefits ran out?
I enjoy watching Judge Judy in the afternoons while my kids are napping. I am always amazed at the total losers ‘on disability’ that appear before her. When asked the nature of their disability, they mumble some mumbo jumbo that they themselves don’t even believe. Most are completely able-bodied adults who appear to be fine.
the bar was also lowered under el Jorge Boosh.
The SSI Disability system is nothing more than a lawyer employment routine.
Talking with someone who works within the SS, initial claims are ALWAYS rejected. Re-application is routine, six to eight months was the norm with the attorney taking 40% of that amount. The attorneys DONT WANT anybody getting it on the first pass, cause they can’t get a massive rake out of the first payment. Federal law is written to insure these lawyers get their extortion.
Nope as soon as Obama got elected they shut our facility down it was a major military facility so they sold it to the Italians and kicked us all out 10 years down the toilet then the doc said no more work i get the minimum all i got was severance thank god i cashed my 401k before he squeezed it to death !
Your not alone...
My wife has a laundry list of physical issues and a few minor mental problems (read my post history for more info)
If not for the fact that I can produce a income while this whole mess plays out she would be screwed.
I have seen the statements from the insurance company for the care and tests shes been given to help prove this case...
No way in heck I could pay out of pocket for that.
I take it you can’t qualify for Medicaid?
I believe the number is actually several million higher when dependents are added in.
“...a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.”
WTF are they referring to? Three years of “economic recovery” my black Irish arse! This is a DEPRESSION you morons! Stop drinking the owebama kool-aid and tell it like it is.
Right you are!
when we met with the lawyer we are using they told us if my wife was approved in less than 4 months (I think.. might have been 6) they worked for free.
I giggled when they said that and replied “so your telling me no one gets approved before then huh?”
1.5 years later.. I guess I was right :)
my wife is applying for SSDI. it’s a little different animal than SSI.
Like I said, rampant fraud.
I interview folks like this every week as a triage interviewer at a local food bank. I am outraged on a regular basis. Fraud is rampant in food stamps also.
Yes, you can take that to the bank. I can't, but maybe you can.
All kidding aside, I do not know how to get any help with this, without spending tons of cash to get some cash back that I've paid into all my life.
"I swear Woodrow"...What the hell is an honest man to do?
Amen brother...and I can't afford it. For the life of me, I don't understand how ANYBODY can milk the system without already being "sitting pretty", unless I'm of the wrong color, ethnicity or religion.
I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger, because this is not my world.
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