a reply to: TheRedneck
sorry not getting back to you sooner
i do believe we are on the same page
i HATE IT due to fraud, waste and corruption that people like you have to wait for the benefits THEY ARE JUSTIFIED IN HAVING
The problem is (not from you) the benefits are so good (give or take) that many try (and sadly succeed) in committing fraud.
along with the powers that be (with much support) dont REALLY TRY to weed them out.
it seems the only people that suffer are the legit ones.
the ones that get (it seems) to get away with it and some ahead of the line is those who have story over substance and/or are in a "protected
hell look at ILLEGALS... they fight tooth and nail to give them benefits (be children or adult) when THEY CLEARLY AND LEGALLY SHOULD NOT GET THEM..
But even suggest this... o boy the moaning and gnashing of teeth, the calls of "racist", calls of "anti immigrant" and "how can you hate children"/
to further just this one type of fraud we have a program in IL called "kids care"... in essence a medicare for needy children"
the local paper (rockford register star) published an article 12 or so (been so long and so rare) stating the budget for this program was 50 PERCENT
(minimum) GOING TO ILLEGALS.
hell if you were even 50 percent (which is very low given this is low hanging fruit in fraud control) effective the budget could have been cut 25
PERCENT with NO LOSS OF SERVICES...
every one caught and removed just upped that savings
savings to taxpayers and more benefits to the truly needy .
but again no one wants to REALLY cut out fraud , waste or corruption... just make it harder on legit cases (as yours was) and DEMAND we just increase
hence IMO entitlement vs justified benifit.