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10,988,269: 2013 Closes With Record Number on Disability Getting Highest-Ever Monthly Benefits
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 31, 2013 - 10:57 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 12/31/2013 11:06:14 AM PST by Olog-hai

The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,988,269 in December, up from the previous record of 10,982,920 set in November, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.

The average monthly benefit paid to a disabled worker also hit a record of $1,146.43 in December, up from a previous high of $1,130.34 in December of last year.

Spouses of disabled workers also got a record average monthly benefit of $308.13 in December, up from a previous high of $304.31 in August. Children of disabled workers also received a record average monthly benefit of $341.42 in December, up from a previous high of $337.13 in May. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: disability; disabilitypayment; obama; socialinsecurity; wealthredistribution

1 posted on 12/31/2013 11:06:14 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
So sick and tired of this.

Time to confiscate assets like Medicaid does.

2 posted on 12/31/2013 11:09:54 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Olog-hai

I would guess 1% are actually disabled. This system is a joke.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 11:11:03 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Have a neighbor on this scam. A union tradesman with very marketable skills. Every time I see him out working on his car or hanging Christmas lights on his house I have to wonder just what his disability is.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 11:15:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A kid from my high school class (he dropped out) stepped off the side of a parked D-7 dozer and hurt his back.
He been on this program since he was 17 or 18 years old back in 1966...


5 posted on 12/31/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sad to say, I’ve even met recent young vets who have figured out how to scheme and scam the VA. (claims for tinitus seem harder to disprove so that was one on his list of planned attempts) He even knew the formula for percentage and amounts.

It’s seeminginly even encouraged in out-processing briefings with a wink and a nod.

Very discouraging.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 11:28:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The “disabled” guy down the street is on the list of violent sex offenders. Too disabled to drive a commercial truck but drives his own car just fine. Whether he has skills is not the question, it’s whether we should pay him to loaf.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 11:29:11 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Olog-hai

Early and lifetime retirement for those for whom work would not improve their lifestyles.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 11:29:33 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Mamzelle

My younger brother is mentally retarded (IQ of about 65) and gets nowhere near this much.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 11:30:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That’s because your brother is probably on SSI and not Social Security.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 11:44:20 AM PST by nonamer
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To: palmer

Soooo- this violent sex offender is put on the Federal disabled lists???

What a scam!!!!!!


11 posted on 12/31/2013 11:45:39 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: nonamer

Probably.


12 posted on 12/31/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: TurboZamboni
The new trend is to make people file for VA disability and have everybody leaving active duty get a VA physical. The good news is that they make sure people don't slip through the cracks. The bad news is you don't have to try very hard to qualify for something. The running joke is "tinitus, 10%, and you can't prove I don't have it."

Another interesting one is sleep apnea. Now unless you suffered some kind of facial or neck injury, I don't know how sleep apnea could be service related, but for a while they were giving 50% for that. That is more than some kids are getting who got really banged up in combat.

I got 20% for a really banged up arm in an aircraft mishap, but only 10% for much more problematic back issues related to 20 years flying tactical aircraft with really poorly designed seats.

13 posted on 12/31/2013 12:37:11 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
disability for tinitus from hearing damage from a bunkmate's snoring due to sleep apnea!

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"quite."

14 posted on 12/31/2013 1:14:48 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: USNBandit

Thanks for your service.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 1:15:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Probably mental.


16 posted on 12/31/2013 1:18:29 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
How do you make the hard decisions about who gets it and who doesn't?

My daughter was born 100% deaf, started getting 800/month after 18 and in college. Any aid, reduction in dorm costs from serving as an RA, or part time school jobs gets deducted. I've seen it go from 800 to 300/month. It helps but not as much money as people think.

Then in our community, you have entire extended families, every adult is on disability. Back, knees, even crazy pay as they call it. Every family member works at it until they get on disability, no joke. They then get on all the govt freebies. Energy assistance, food stamps, free medical care and plane flights, and motels to and from doctors (that become their shopping trips). Something ain't right, but how does govt honestly correct this type fraud? No easy answwers.

17 posted on 12/31/2013 1:47:48 PM PST by Eska
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To: Olog-hai

I was on disability for a number of years. I knew what I couldn’t do any longer so I had to figure out what I could do. Have the best job of my life now earning more than I ever had. I am so glad I am no longer on disability but unfortunately I think I am the exception, rather than the rule. Most seem content to stay on disability.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 1:48:04 PM PST by dis.kevin (Dry white toast)
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To: ridesthemiles

Back before I found out he was on that list he would complain about how difficult it was to get disability after a work related injury. Back then I figured he was lazy and a bit of a scam artist. Only later I realized he was incredibly manipulative and dangerous. I can’t get into more details...


19 posted on 12/31/2013 1:48:15 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

My sister-in-law disowned me on FB in November 2012 after I expressed my dismay about Zero being re-elected. She’s 61, a year older than me, but she’s been on disability since she was in her mid-50s due to the stress from her job as a medical biller (and everyone knows what a tough job that is, lol). She was afraid that her cushy disability payments would be reduced or eliminated if Romney won. I’d turn her in if I thought someone would do something because, except for her liberal lunacy, she shows absolutely no sign of being disabled.


20 posted on 12/31/2013 2:11:56 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Prince of Space
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21 posted on 12/31/2013 2:15:41 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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I know a lot of people are scamming the system and there are legitimate disability claims. But how is a spouse entitled to receive benefits? I’d like to understand that.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 2:41:28 PM PST by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: Mamzelle

No, but require re-certification of injuries and demonstration of the inability to work.

The scary part is the black teens with ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorders and others to get extra SSDI money for the family and then get it automatically as “adults”, free to do whatever they’d like but work because that endangers their income.

We could also mandate injectible contraception for any women in the household. If you are too disabled to take care of yourself, you’re not going to be allowed any more children.

Then we prevent it from becoming another welfare program for the generations.


23 posted on 12/31/2013 3:30:53 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Olog-hai

question?

After someone is awarded disability (with or without the help of a sleazy lawyer) is that the only time for the rest of their lives that their disability case is reviewed?

Or, does one have to document continuing disability every few years or so??

If not, that should be a given requirement for continued disability to keep the scum floating to the top of the kettle, to skim off the top.


24 posted on 12/31/2013 3:41:11 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Olog-hai

No self esteem in most cases.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 3:48:06 PM PST by Old Yeller
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