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Is There Shame In Receiving Disability Benefits?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Aug 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Of course, the answer is no. Disabling accidents and illnesses can strike anyone. There is no moral failure in being unable to work. Despite this, many people who have no option but to go on Social Security disability feel like they have failed. This article is a heartfelt account of one such person.  

One Man's Account Of How It Feels To Be Disabled

I recommend reading the story and passing it along to anyone you know who believes that those people on disability are lazy

Be Not Afraid, Be Not Ashamed

grifters.  As the author of this article notes, most people on Social Security disability would rather be working.  Their inability to do so has caused them to feel shame. This shame has left them isolated and depressed.

If more people understood the true nature of Social Security disability, several good things could happen. First, we might stop demonizing those people who cannot work.  Second, we could decide to provide the resources Social Security needs to timely process disability claims.

Judge Not . . .

Next time you are tempted to judge those who can no longer work, keep this article in mind.

Do you know anyone who has been forced out of work? How did it affect him or her? What can we do to assure the disabled that they did not do anything wrong?

Let me know. 

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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