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Government Shutdown Begins To Affect The Disabled

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the partial shutdown of the Federal government drags on, disabled Americans are being to feel the pinch. Fortunately, Social Security is not affected by the shutdown. The agency is open and functioning. But, the collateral effects of the shutdown are going to reach the disabled soon.

Federal Buildings Could Close

One issue that looms is that some Social Security hearing offices are in federal buildings. Even though

A Mere Pawn

Social Security is still open, the government may shutter the buildings that house them. This would likely arise due to a lack of staff to keep the building operating. It could also result from a lack of security workers to keep the premises safe.

You Cannot Get More Essential Than Food And Shelter

Other issues for the disabled include such essentials as food and housing. By some estimates, the food stamps program could run out of funds as early as March 2019. The shutdown has forced Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to not renew rental assistance contracts for many poor, elderly, and disabled Americans. This could mean that these most vulnerable among us could be evicted and left homeless.

The shuttering of the E-Verify system for confirming the citizenship of new employees means that the disabled cannot hire workers who assist them, such as caregivers.

$5.7 Billion Buys A Lot Of Food and Medicine

A Nation Held Hostage By One Single Man

All this over a wall to address a crisis that does not exist. If you believe that those among us most in need of assistance should not be held hostage to the irrational whims of a single man, let your elected officials know. Demand that the government reopens.

First They Came For The Disabled. . .

And The Poor Will Pay For It

You may not be disabled, but if this hostage situation goes on much longer, this shut down will affect you.  If taking workers hostage to gain advantage works this time, we will see it every time there is a political dispute.  The next shutdown might claim your job. 

Don't be a victim. Call your member of Congress and demand action.

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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