Boosting the signal: SSA, lawyers, disabled constituents

GOOD READING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

And, IF that IS what has happened, ripping off disabled clients (allegedly – must maintain proper form here) is the lowest of the low.

The case of the SSA, the disability lawyer who is under investigation, and the 900 families affected by having their benefits summarily canceled (and then temporarily restored) as a result, is ongoing.

There are better places than here to read about it, but here are the latest links to The Disabled Cyclist’s blog, and he has the rest of the links:

https://thdcblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/ssa-fiasco-6-27-15/

https://thdcblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/ssa-fiasco-6-29-15/

https://thdcblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/ssa-fiasco-update-6-30-15/

https://thdcblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/ssa-fiasco-update-6-30-15/

https://thdcblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/ssa-fiasco-7-2-15-2/

Please note I have nothing against lawyers – one of my best friends is a lawyer!

The point is that bad lawyers give ALL lawyers a bad name.

Happy Fourth of July, all!

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8 thoughts on “Boosting the signal: SSA, lawyers, disabled constituents

  1. Alice Audrey

    OTOH there was a time when there was no such thing as a disability check. Although his situation is awful, and I certainly feel for him – particularly with the lawyer issues – I also think he could be even worse off. The system is definitely flawed. But at least it exists.

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      No idea – these things go slowly. If you’re interested, follow the links to DC’s blog and the Facebook page their new lawyer is updating regularly – then you’ll know the latest. He’d appreciate a hi on his blog, too.

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        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          Feel free to add anything in comments – I know nothing about Kentucky except for having helped eldest son with a college paper on Harlan county and the coal mining industry over time. And Justified.

          Must visit sometime. Didn’t know YOU were there.

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  2. clairechase51

    I’m behind as usual, too. One step at a time. So sorry about this whole mess with the disability check. Not right!!

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      DC has become a friend online – like me, he would rather work.

      Like me, he didn’t get the choice.

      Also like me, he makes the best of what he has – a nice family – and budgets very carefully. It ruins your plans if your disability check suddenly stops coming, with no warning, and no way to get other income, certainly not in time.

      Most disability recipients get a fraction of what they would earn if they were in the workforce, where they would rather be, so there is little ability to build up a cushion for events like these.

      Thanks for stopping by, Claire – I’m behind, as usual! Miss you.

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