Friday, January 09, 2009
Reduced Aid to Needy Disabled
I guess I am always surprised when the disabled are treated as worth so little. They are often helpless physically and financially but to hit on them to save money seems way out of line. As reported in the Coloradoan the benefit called Aid to the Needy Disabled in Colorado has been reduced effective January 1st to no more then $200 a month. This is not Social Security Disability but is some assistance for the disabled while they perhaps wait for Social Security disability benefits. I researched this a bit and it seems about ten years ago the benefit went from $229 to $239 a month. To roll back benefits in this area seems incredible to me. Surely in these economic times there are other places to save then cut benefits for those most vulnerable.