Friday, February 08, 2008

More on Social Security Disability delays and denials

This Rochester NY newspaper article once again reveals the incredible delays and denials in disability process. The stories here are sad and show us how some cases are put into a bureaucratic hell. I have no doubt that many who apply for disability are not totally disabled but many others who apply are wrongfully denied and delayed justice. Two points are important to me. First long delays are simply part of an apparently overloaded and underfunded system. That is shameful. Second far too many legitimate claims are denied. The process should be speedy and just. If not we must wait for reform. Here's a link to this excellent newspaper article.

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