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This Is What Disability Looks Like

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I highlighted a recent newspaper article about some of the myths about Social Security disability. The common theme in these myths is that it is all the undeserving people who are getting most of the benefits.

You Need To Read This Article

I would like to direct you to another article now. This one appeared in The Washington Post.  The article is long and takes a bit of time to digest. But it gives the reader a true insight into the lives of people who need to apply for disability.  For anyone thinking that illegal aliens or gold-digging wives are the issue, think again.

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It is rural, poorly-educated Americans who have little or no job skills who are getting disability more than anyone else.  These are honest, hard working people who have simple run out of options. A lot of them worked so hard for so long that their bodies just gave out.  With little education, they cannot turn to such sedentary jobs as office work.

The article turns on another issue I previously discussed in this blog. This is the question of whether disability benefits are another version of unemployment benefits.  There are no simple answers there.

Think Before You Judge

I urge you to think of the people depicted in this Washington Post article and ruminate on the desperation of their lives.  Doing so may keep you from the false idea that only the lazy and the conniving get Social Security benefits.

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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