Skip to comments.Hackensackís homeless Samaritan loses benefits over $850 he found and turned in
Posted on 11/10/2013 12:53:21 PM PST by Olog-hai
James Brady, the formerly homeless man who earned national praise for turning in $850 he found on the street in Hackensack, learned the hard way this week that no good deed goes unpunished.
Brady was denied General Assistance and Medicaid benefits by the Hackensack Human Services Department through Dec. 31 because he failed to report new income he received. The income, according to the agency, was the cash he found on Main Street last spring and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it.
The good deed turned Brady, who was homeless at the time he found the money, into a minor celebrity. He was featured in news reports across the country and honored by the Hackensack City Council. Now, he said, hes being treated like a crook.
This is stupid, Brady said. I had already proven my honesty by turning in the $850. They were treating me like I was a dishonest individual, like I was trying to cheat them out of the money.
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This is not news. Of course he knew he should have notified the county.
These are people, who will be running healthcare soon.
If he did not keep it and turned it in, mother income was never realized and he never had income.
Someone had to be an ass to do that to the guy.
The primary purpose of modern government is to place itself in a position of power over individuals, so that it can crush them whenever it feels like it. Government is evil incarnate, which is why limited government is the only way to go.
The owner of the money was never found and it was given backto him. You have to report that to Hackensack Human Services Department. They then deduct that from what you receive.
“and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it.”
He probably didn’t know it. This is bureaucracy in action.
Brace yourself because it’s coming to you, now that the government has taken over every aspect of our lives through “health care.”
Petty bureaucrats with a bit of power always are both mean-spirited and incompetent.
How many fraudulent cases has this petty tyrant caught?
My guess is zero.
how is this “income”???
he didn’t earn it or keep it- it is someone else’s money
government bureaucrats are a$$holes.
Who looked at this story and said “we gotta cut off his benefits”
and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it.
Agreed. What do any of us think it will be like when you have to sit before a board of Maxine Waters, Van Jones, and Tryvon's mother in order to get a operation, or cancer treatment?
hey! I resemble that remark!
This man did the right thing even given his abject poverty and the government wants to F*** this guy over?
I despise government with every fiber of my being...
Given the panel you present, I would guess a great deal will have to do if you are Sub-Saharan African.
That’s NOT the way it works. In ANY state, if you receive funds you HAVE to declare them when receiving benefits. Those are the rules. They always have been.
Most of the time? Me too! LOL
Well, I assure you that whoever it was doesn't work in Hackensack.