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Social Security judges facing more violent threats

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Social Security judges facing more violent threats

    By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Sam Hananel, Associated Press  6 mins ago

    WASHINGTON Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims.

    There were at least 80 threats to kill or harm administrative law judges or staff over the past year an 18 percent increase over the previous reporting period, according to data collected by the Social Security Administration.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101115/ap_ … es_threats

    it's getting very rough for people...no money in savings and social security is turning them down  even when disabled..

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    rieomposted 5 years ago

    I cannot say that I was shocked reading this new.  They make people jump through hoops with paperwork and information from their doctors.  They have to wait a year at the very least, before being approved and many times has to hire a lawyer.  What is so sad is the amount that these people are awarded is hardly enough to live on. No, I am not receiving or apply for benefits, in case you are wondering.

  3. Victoria Stephens profile image79
    Victoria Stephensposted 5 years ago

    I'm not ashamed to say I had to apply for benefits not that long ago. I had to leave work because of health; the benefits agency turned me down leaving me unable to pay my rent at full price. I ended up with near £1000.00 of rent arrears and an urgent need to get back into work weather well enough or not. 

    It's not a very helpful system at all and I'm not surprised they have to go through so much stick, especially when they come out with huge promises to help people.  The only help I see is them helping themselves.

    I also think it is a real shame that people don’t like to admit if they’ve ever needed finance help from the government. They government has set up a system so ridged, with a one glove fits all label, that most people struggle to meet everyday living expenses without some form of help.xxx

    1. Christy Goff profile image60
      Christy Goffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am sorry to hear about the threat's, but like most people not surprised.  I think what bothers people most is when some people abuse the system and get help that they don't need, while the one's that truely need it can't get it.  For an example, a female living in my community is getting government assistance, while she just had lippo and tummy tuck, and a boob job.  I don't understand things like that.