Even if your doctors say you are disabled the disability board brings in their own doctors who see you once and claim you are great. Why should someone have to fight for 2-4 years to get disability, struggling financially in the process, often losing everything they have while waiting for disability to decide later that you do actually need it?
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I agree, but people with doctors who vouch for their disability should be approved on the first try. If the doctor commits fraud start punishing the docs, not the people needing help.
I agree. I understand being cautious to eliminate fraud, but the system is so flawed it is ridiculous!
Someone in a facebook group I am in for ppl with Lupus died waiting recently. She was even on Chemo, had lost all of her hair and was on her 3rd appeal. It's a sad situation. Homeless ppl is a good point. There has to be reform that can be done.
The appointments must be purposely hard to get to. I drove a man 250 miles to a required doctor evaluation appointment when the city we live in has multiple hospitals, thousands of doctors and a medical mile downtown that employs over 50,000 people.
And the lawyer takes the money that is needed so badly after such a long wait.
I get having to prove it, but if 2 reputable doctors (not family) who have been seeing a patient long term are willing to put in writing someone is 100% unable to work, then the state doc says you're fine, it's a slap in the face for those who can't.
I do not want to appear callous, but there is a difference between unable to work and should not work. Unfortunately, the doctors the government sends you to do not like to cross that line.