Unfortunately, there is a persistent myth that people who get Social Security disability benefits simply do not want to work. I try to dispel this falsehood every chance I get. In my experience, almost everybody I have dealt with wishes that he or she was still working. Most Social Security disability applicants only seek disability benefits as a last resort.
A New Article Sheds New Light
A recent article in the Washington Post tells the story of five people who have been forced out of the workplace. Some
are still working part-time or volunteering. Each long for the day when he or she could still work and contribute. Even as their bodies have betrayed them, they retain the will to succeed in ways large and small.
The Respect They Deserve
I found the stories of these people who are dealing with some of the worst medical conditions imaginable, to be very inspiring. I hope you will too. After having read this article, maybe
you can help to expose the myth that people who receive Social Security Disability don't want to work. It is simply not true. The sooner more people realize that the sooner people with disabilities will get the respect they deserve.