posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 05:14 PM
I have a real problem with people like that. Personally I'm on disability because of schizophrenia, I work extremely hard at trying to hold a job
and learn new skills when I can but that's not always possible. I don't hold fundraisers or anything for my own benefit. I have nothing against
people trying to raise money to try and cover high cost surgeries and such or even living expenses in expensive areas (disability pays very little),
but when people are scamming the system they deserve to lose everything they have. I know a guy who has the lower half of his body paralyzed. He
collects disability, works off the books for cash as an artist, claims he's a student despite dropping out 2 years ago, is on HUD through claiming
he's a a full time employed student (he's neither), claims no income to maximize food stamps, and is getting workmans rehabilitation to pay him
$1500 a month to cover the rent HUD is actually paying, and the tuition for his classes he doesn't enroll in or even attend anymore. On top of that
workmans rehabilitation has bought him a car (and converted it so he can drive it without his legs), a $5000 custom built solid oak work desk, a $4500
computer so he can do his tech related work, and other stuff. I know this is what he's getting because he used to be a friend of mine and would brag
to me about all the stuff he's getting for free. Oh and he has a roommate that's paying him to live there as well (his apartment is a 3 bedroom
despite HUD usually only paying for 1 bedroom places... he got it because his sister that's a doctor wrote a fake note saying he needed it for
rehabilitation). On average he gets one ~$5000 toy every 3-4 months and nearly $3000/month in government payouts.
I secretly turned him in but nothing was done, the various agencies just don't care. Meanwhile people who actually do need the help and play by the
rules go without.