How you too can retire with Social Security disability benefits

December 2, 2012

Claim a “mood disorder”:

Eberstadt points out that in 1960, only one-fifth of disability benefits went to those with “mood disorders”= and =“musculoskeletal” problems. In 2011, nearly half of those on disability voiced such complaints.

“It is exceptionally difficult — for all practical purposes, impossible,” writes Eberstadt, “for a medical professional to disprove a patient’s claim that he or she is suffering from sad feelings or back pain.”

In other words, many people are gaming or defrauding the system. This includes not only disability recipients but health-care professionals, lawyers, and others who run ads promising to get you disability benefits.

Between 1996 and 2011, the private sector generated 8.8 million new jobs, and 4.1 million people entered the disability rolls.

The ratio of disability cases to new jobs has been even worse during the sluggish recovery from the 2007–09 recession. Between January 2010 and December 2011, there were 1,730,000 new jobs and 790,000 new people collecting disability.

Talking about this is futile. Americans have chosen decline. The more America declines, the more Americans will support declinist policies like expanded disability benefits.

5 Responses to How you too can retire with Social Security disability benefits

  1. artist on December 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    We are in a death spiral.

    Those that don’t see it, soon will.

  2. allie on December 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

    What just amazes me is all the people doing this care absolutely nothing about the legacy they are leaving for their children and grandchildren. There should be jail time for anyone caught gaming the system by claiming a disability that does not exist. There should also be a reward for anyone turning in someone who is drawing a disability payment from any source when that person is not disabled. That is the only way to stop this.

  3. Obama's Speech Coach on December 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

    We will all die. Some of us, whether we earn medals or not, whether we have songs written about us or nor, whether anyone even knows what happened, choose to maintain as much honor as possible.

    We are all sinners, hypocrites, dismal failures in one or more areas of life. But we can choose to shine brightly in this: that we choose NOT to steal just because we can.

  4. Robert on December 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Maybe stealing from the beast is the best route, take disability, work under the table. If we are in decline so be it lets tear the whole stinking edifice down asap, so that we can start over.

    • rightwingyahoo on December 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Sometimes when you start over, the system you start over with is far worse than the one that fell apart.

      While there is anything left of salvage, we should try, for that reason alone. IT is never too late to stop fucking up and get on the straight and narrow.

      Until it is. And the results of last month makes one finally wonder if that time we’ve talked about for so long is finally here.

      If it’s not, its damn close.