They WERE being turned down but not anymore. As has been posted here as well, Obama illegally removed to law that requires a person to seek work to collect welfare. All of this to get Dem voters.
You can’t tell us that 80,000+ people each month being approved for disability means 900,000 applied but 820,000 were turned down. That would be according to your 75% stat. They aren’t. They are being approved at an alarming rate.
Make that your 90% stat.
There are four or five stages. A lot of those 80,000 could have been in the system for two years or more before they got their first check.
There are a few freepers who will tell you they or their spouses have been fighting for two years or more. You said “They WERE being turned down but not anymore”. That’s just not fatual. And yes, 90% of FIRST TIME applicants are turned down. And if that works out to a million a month applying, then so be it. So many people are applying that SS is tigtening up.
One way they’ve tightened up is it used to be that if you can’t do the job you’ve been doing for the last nine years, you qualify. Then they changed it to if you’re over 55 and can’t do the job you used to have, you’re qualified. Now they changed it to if you can sit a desk and answer the phone you’re not qualified.
I know a lawyer who’s done this for over 20 years. He said he’s convinced SS is so backed up that they’re automatically turning down first time applicants. He no longer takes a client unless HE’S convinced the applicant is disabled.
These law commercials you see running? Lawyers only work on cases that have been rejected the first time because they get a percentage of back pay. There is no back pay if they’re approved on the first try. That means a lot of people are getting turned down.
As for not having to work to get welfare, that has nothing to do with SS disability.