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Originally posted by anthonygillespie2012
This is just disgusting. There are people with real disability who really are disabled and the idiots who do drugs and can't find a job try to be disabled. How pathedic.
Originally posted by wanderingstar
reply to post by jrod
My husband and I are in the under 30 crowd. He's 24, but he's been working full time since he was 16.
I don't understand why people are so quick to judge all young adults as lazy and entitled and trying to cheat the system. Most mental disabilities manifest in young adulthood, so I think that may be one reason for younger people to be filing claims. When he was hospitalized there were several young adults experiencing the same symptoms.
Also, do you have proof that it is so easy to commit fraud and collect social security? Because in my experience, we were required to submit all of his medical records, there were interviews and a 7 month waiting period before he was approved.
In 2011, the NCD Pandemic will kill over 37 million people - more than all other causes combined. Up from 36 million in 2008, the death toll is still climbing; ... Over 12 million NCD fatalities this year are under the age of 60, at 33% of the NCD death toll - up from 9 million at 25% in 2008. The death toll in people under 40 is rising rapidly. Children are being diagnosed in record numbers, and kids born after 2000 are the first generation expected to die before their parents.
NCDs are incurable, progressing systematically from degeneration to disability, and slowly to death. Some symptoms are treatable, and progression can sometimes be delayed, but prevention is the only real defense.
The soaring NCD disability rate in relatively young people is a global crisis. ...
The NCD Pandemic
Once called "diseases of civilization," chronic disease is now pandemic - the leading cause of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined. One third of these deaths occur in people under 60. Chronic disease fatalities are rising rapidly in poorer nations; in the richer countries, costs are soaring to maintain survivors. Officially called "noncommunicable diseases" (NCDs), the main four are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. The World Economic Forum (WEF) adds mental illness to the list, reporting that mental health, "typically left off lists of leading NCDs, will account for $16 trillion - a third of the overall $47 trillion anticipated costs." The WEF states unequivocally, "This is not a health issue, this is an economic issue."
Originally posted by wanderingstar
reply to post by andersensrm
My feelings are that if I paid taxes into state disability insurance and social security insurance, then I am entitled to receive those benefits, just as I would be entitled if I paid into a private insurance company. Are you saying you do not plan on collecting social security when you retire then?
This thread is very frustrating because everyone seems to be making assumptions about other people's health and lives based off anecdotal evidence. Why does it always come back to the presumption that poor people are lazy and want free money? How are people that are collecting money from social institutions that they helped fund at one point somehow less than others? More so, what does that have to do with this topic? I thought this was about millions of jobless collecting unemployment, with a large percentage having mental disabilities. Yet I see no one looking into the criteria of being able to claim disability before making blanket statements and judgements.
Social Security Disability
Personally I've never seen someone park in a handicap parking spot and actually look handicapped. I mean they got up, walked around just fine, talked okay, doesn't make sense to me.