Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up

Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up

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It is stories such as this is why I submitted my plan for a Universal Basic Income with some responses, some of which I did not even consider. The first image to the left is shortly after I applied for disability, that had the required physical exam.

The imPages from DisabiltyDecision10012014_Redactedage on the right is some 2 1/2 years later on approval on the 3rd attempt. What I have been told on the subject is that this is not unusual, at least for not getting it on the 1st try. Albeit a law firm that has a vested interest in handling these types of claims, this is a thing and has some explanation to why this is so (Binder and Binder, 2011). Part of what the article refers to may have played a part in this.

 

In rural Alabama, a man faced a difficult choice: Keep looking for work, or apply for disability?

Source: Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up | The Washington Post


Binder and Binder. (2011, July 14). Long Approval Process For Social Security Disability Claims. Retrieved April 12, 2017, from http://www.binderandbinder.com/In-The-News/Why-Do-Social-Security-Disability-Claims-Take-So-Long-to-be-Approved.shtml

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