The False Claims Used to Justify Cutting Disability Insurance – The Atlantic

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Watch out folks. There is going to a whole bunch of pain served up if this budget proposal for Social Security passes. The truth is that is taking over two years for people to get an answer regarding their disability. This will make it much worse.

Trump’s budget is ruthless to disabled and poor people

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Social Security Disability is having problems currently because there are not enough people who process the cases. It is taking over 2 years to have a final answer on a disability application. With further cuts it will take even longer and penalize the disabled.

To hell and back: Area man minimizes opioids, maximize other treatments | Local News | pantagraph.com

DAWSON — Larry Marxman has been to hell and back.

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Chronic pain is a major issue with many Illinois Workers’ Compensation injuries and Social Security Disability cases. Getting the pain under control often allows the person to return to work.

Lyme disease victims testify at Statehouse about lack of proper treatment – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

Springfield-area residents testified before an Illinois Senate committee Tuesday to bring awareness to the lack of adequate care they say they received for Lyme disease.And with the mild winter Illinois just went through, there could be even more ticks to spread the disease.Nathan Gwillim of Springfield told the committee he was bitten by a tick in 2011 and was misdiagnosed for two years.“I was bit and I didn’t really think anything of it. I hadn’t really heard of Lyme

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Lyme disease can be devastating. With severe cases people may no longer be able to work. It is difficult to get Social Security Disability when you have this condition because many times the doctors are not able to make an accurate diagnosis.

4 Reasons Why Disability Insurance Is Especially Important to Less-Educated Workers | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) — which pays modest but vital benefits to people with severe and long-lasting medical impairments who can no longer support themselves by working — is especially important to workers who’ve earned only a high-school diploma, or less (see graph). New research has identified several reasons why this group is far likelier to receive DI benefits than those who’ve gone to college.

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Social Security does make some allowances for people who have worked in manual labor jobs most of their lives and who are above 50 years of age. The system is complicated and you should consult with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer. The good news is there is no cost until the lawyer wins the case for you.