Tucson Social Security Disability Blog

Dying To Hear

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Social Security reported that during 2016 and 2017 an astonishing number of people died while waiting to learn if Social Security would grant them Social Security disability benefits. Per Social Security, 18,701 people passed away while their Social Security

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Should Have Word Soon . . .

disability claims were pending. That is the equivalent of the entire population of Nogales, Arizona.

Just Wait For 2022

I cannot think of another government benefit that people are literally dying to get. Imagine the outrage if 19,000 Americans died last year because the fire department did not show up on time.  There would be an enormous swell of outrage that would not subside until the problem was fixed.  As for Social Security disability benefits? Social Security claims that they will not be through the backlog of pending claims until 2022. They have said similar things in the past, putting out dates for improvement that come and go. The problem persists.

People Are Desperate For Help

Every day I get calls from people who have run out of money while they wait for Social Security.  These people are looking at being homeless and relying on charities for food.  I hate not being able to comfort the people who call. I cannot lie to them and say that good news is coming.  Good news is not coming. 

Hundreds Of Billions For Defense

I wish there was some way to get Social Security to address this problem.  You would think that 19,000 dead Americans would motivate them. You would be wrong.  The current administration has not even nominated anyone to head the Social Security

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You Feel Safe Now?

Administration.  This week brings news of a new budget deal that would increase spending on tanks and missiles by billions of dollars. We are willing to spend freely on those things designed to kill foreign enemies. At the same, we have gotten very good at killing our neighbors, via neglect.  Even one of those billions of dollars going to the Pentagon might save the lives of tens of thousands of Americans were it to go to Social Security instead.

The Irony Is Almost Too Much

It's ironic: we spend hundreds of billions of dollars on the military to defend the lives of our fellow citizens. While they die every day, waiting for benefits to which they are entitled.

Makes you wonder. 

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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