• Get in touch
Good news on disability: or 'disability.'

Good news on disability:  or should I say ‘disability.’

Anyone working in social services or medicine (well, anyone with half a cerebrum and some rational thinking capacity mixed in with their compassion) knows that the disability system in the US is completely out of control.  We routinely see patients who say, when queried about their disability, ‘well doc, honestly, I don’t know why I’m on disability!’  Which is fine if you’ve had a serious head injury or stroke, but if your complaint is ‘injured back while using chain-saw,’ maybe disability is a little generous.

So, here’s some light in the darkness:

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2011/07/pierce-on-administrative-law-judge-disability-decisionmaking.html

Hallelujah!  But if review, reform and a general purging of the disability rolls occurs, look for masses of the pitiful disabled to riot in the streets, throw flaming walkers, drive their little rascal scooters through police barricades and run angrily through the streets over which they were previously borne by ambulances.

Edwin

Share this:
About the author
Edwin

50 Comments

Michel Dees

2011-07-25 15:51:06 Reply

It needs major reform. My father with Parkinson’s worked after his retirement from the Navy until his company Told him that he could not continue. My mother with Lupus and 2 prior open heart surgeries still works full time as a nurse. It infuriates me to see someone receiving disability when they do Not need it.

FR

2011-07-26 00:53:00 Reply

Hi Edwin,

Just wondering if it would be possible to include a link on your site for a client of mine which is a christian nursing school in the us. I was hoping we can come to some arrangement. I am happy to negotiate payment in return for the link placement.

Please kindly get back to me with your thoughts.

Thanks,

Kipper

2011-10-18 18:09:32 Reply

It’s such a mixed bag right now. I do know people who are on disability and legitimately should be (you could make some arguments for means testing in one case, but the disability is certainly not in doubt), and I know people who are without a doubt abusing the system. Meanwhile it always seems like it’s harder for the legitimately deserving to get approved than otherwise.

metformina perda de peso

2012-02-02 13:44:39 Reply

Nice blog these! Moreover your web site tons in place fast! Precisely what web host are you currently choosing? Can i get your affiliate marketing link to your current coordinate? I actually want your web site loaded up because quickly because joining your downline lol

eloziomki

2012-02-04 13:47:12 Reply

Imagine: today someone took my book out of my bag & said to me, “You read?!” Are you serious, do I look that dumb |:

Jaye All

2012-04-24 07:46:15 Reply

YEAH HE LETS PEOPLE CALL SOMEONE ELSE DUMB AND OTHER STUFF AND WHEN THE PERSON FINALLY GETS FED UP THEY START CUSSING…IM VERY UP SET HE ALLOWED SOMEONE TO INSULT ME THE WAY HE HAS…IT IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

Alessandra

2012-05-03 12:39:21 Reply

Hi, outstanding website. I like your design. I recently got carried out with cosmetic classes and wish to start-up my own site. Appreciate the truly great write-up!

Casie Verret

2013-04-13 09:48:44 Reply

I am often searching on the internet for posts that can advantage me. Thank you!

Shiela Hieber

2013-05-03 17:09:07 Reply

Many many thanks for this article! Some actually inspriational designs here. LC

juice extractor parts

2013-05-07 08:10:09 Reply

Great post, I think people should acquire a lot from this website its real user genial . “Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.” by Lord Chesterfield.

Eugene Momsen

2013-05-08 03:22:18 Reply

Fantastic weblog you’ve here. You’ll discover me looking at your things often. Saved!

assurances blog

2013-05-08 15:24:59 Reply

you are really a excellent webmaster. The website loading speed is amazing. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a great job on this topic!

www

2013-05-10 06:06:56 Reply

Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your web-site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you’ve on this site. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched all over the place and simply couldn’t come across. What a perfect web-site.

click here

2013-05-10 06:31:47 Reply

Interesting article. It’s very unfortunate that over the last one decade, the travel industry has already been able to to deal with terrorism, SARS, tsunamis, flu virus, swine flu, and the first ever real global economic depression. Through all of it the industry has proven to be solid, resilient in addition to dynamic, discovering new tips on how to deal with hardship. There are continually fresh complications and possibilities to which the market must once again adapt and react.

Oliver Enny

2013-05-12 02:47:43 Reply

My associate and I really loved studying this weblog put up, I was simply itching to know do you commerce featured posts? I’m always looking for somebody to make trades with and merely thought I’d ask.

Read Full Report

2013-05-12 05:23:15 Reply

Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, very good blog!

home page

2013-05-13 07:13:15 Reply

Somebody necessarily assist to make significantly articles I’d state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this actual submit amazing. Excellent process!

tree service

2013-05-13 11:43:50 Reply

Thanks for the points you have provided here. Something important I would like to mention is that computer system memory needs generally go up along with other breakthroughs in the engineering. For instance, any time new generations of processor chips are introduced to the market, there’s usually a corresponding increase in the scale calls for of both the computer memory as well as hard drive room. This is because the program operated by these processor chips will inevitably rise in power to take advantage of the new technological innovation.

Chandler AZ Dentist

2013-05-14 07:51:10 Reply

I do agree with all of the concepts you have presented inside your post. They may be truly convincing and will unquestionably perform. Nevertheless, the posts are extremely brief for newbies. Could you please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

opal bracelets

2013-05-15 14:22:49 Reply

Great post and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you guys have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thx :)

nutritional supplement

2013-05-16 23:45:38 Reply

Wow, superb weblog structure! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you make running a blog glance easy. The total glance of your website is excellent, let alone the content material!

Vintage Style Phone

2013-05-17 12:29:55 Reply

Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

Keva Deforge

2013-05-19 05:00:08 Reply

Right now it seems like Movable Type is the best blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?|Superb post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Many thanks!|Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!|When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Cheers!|Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!|Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!|Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?|Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!|The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!|I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?|Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very much appreciated.|This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Exceptional work!|Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!|Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you|Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!|Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks|Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Cheers|Hi there! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my iphone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks!|I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. Cheers|I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. kudos|Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!|Hey just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.|Hello are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!|Hi this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!|Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?|Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.|Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?|Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Many thanks!|I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you|Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.|I’m not sure exactly why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.|Howdy! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!|Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!|Howdy superb bl
og! Does running a blog similar to this take a great deal of work? I have very little understanding of programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyway, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic but I simply needed to ask. Thanks!|Hey! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask. Does running a well-established blog like yours require a massive amount work? I am brand new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!|Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.|I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your site. It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Thanks|First of all I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thanks!

replica oakley batwolf

2013-05-20 08:41:07 Reply

Hey very nice web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am happy to find numerous useful information here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

Projektowanie wnętrz Śląsk

2013-05-20 08:41:20 Reply

We absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content for yourself? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome website!
My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page repeatedly.

{Click {Here|In this article|At this website|On this page|On this site|On this website}|Clicking Here|Go {Here|At this site|Now}|Going {Here|In this article|At this website|Listed here|On this page|On this site}|Read {This|This method}|Read {More|Much mor

2013-05-21 06:05:07 Reply

Real excellent information can be found on blog . “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” by Donald Robert Perry Marquis.

kim kardashian dead

2013-05-21 09:31:00 Reply

Whoa. That was an incredible report. Please maintain writing because I appreciate your style.

Okna

2013-05-22 14:56:37 Reply

Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

smokeless cigarettes toronto

2013-05-24 19:05:58 Reply

cigarettes consistently increase in universal attraction. From Europe to North America, ecigarettes absolutely are a cost-effective replacement for standard

stryker hip replacement implant

2013-05-25 16:19:12 Reply

The amount are you asking? And exactly where are you located

cheetah

2013-05-26 22:49:03 Reply

Great site. I hope you create a lot more informative articles, as i’ll examine back generally to read your posts.

cartomancia

2013-05-28 01:07:40 Reply

Estoy en bastante de acuerdo con lo dicho aquí , me parece muy bueno el análisis realizado, espero aportar más comentarios, de momento darles las gracias por compartir estas ideas en esta web. Un bss.

wedding planner checklist

2013-05-29 22:33:39 Reply

Magnificent site. Lots of helpful info here. I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you on your effort!

Charmain Reusser

2013-06-20 05:11:43 Reply

I wished to many thanks for this excellent learn!! I undoubtedly enjoying every single little little bit of it I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you publish

Dr Vincent Dolce

2013-07-02 05:45:00 Reply

Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read articles from other authors and practice a little something from their websites.

jordans release dates

2013-07-16 06:06:15 Reply

Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Really thank you! Want more.

Park wieloryba w Rewalu

2013-07-16 11:12:32 Reply

Really sunny in rank can ensue originate resting on net blog .

Dr Farthing

2013-08-07 19:27:57 Reply

I like what you are up to. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on with the superb works guys. I`ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website.

Joseph Achorn

2013-08-30 19:19:41 Reply

Hello.This post was extremely remarkable, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this subject last Friday.

Claire Bommarito

2013-08-31 00:30:53 Reply

Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Many thanks!

Dennis Demchak

2013-09-04 09:55:09 Reply

Hey very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find numerous useful info here in the post, we need develop more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

Sheba Mckenny

2013-09-04 15:47:16 Reply

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

Wilda Pluma

2013-09-04 16:50:07 Reply

Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs far more consideration. I’ll in all probability be once more to learn way more, thanks for that info.

Melda Vanderwerf

2013-09-04 21:48:19 Reply

Nice post. I learn one thing more difficult on completely different blogs everyday. It’s going to always be stimulating to read content material from different writers and apply slightly something from their store. I’d favor to make use of some with the content on my blog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a hyperlink in your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

Ida Rafalko

2013-09-06 09:09:04 Reply

One other issue is that if you are in a situation where you do not possess a cosigner then you may really need to try to make use of all of your money for college options. You could find many grants or loans and other scholarships or grants that will offer you finances to assist with education expenses. Many thanks for the post.

Waylon Gittler

2013-09-06 14:10:29 Reply

That is the suitable weblog for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost arduous to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just nice!

http://www.mkonferencje.pl/konferencje-gdynia/

2013-10-15 07:41:02 Reply

Glorious blog! Perform you’ve some thoughts and hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to arise my peculiar site in a little while but I am slightly misplaced proceeding the whole lot. Would you plan initial with a free platform like WordPress or go for a compensated possibility? Near are such a lot of choices absent near that I’m absolutely overwhelmed .. Several suggestions? Admire it!

Pay Less Design

2013-10-18 00:12:29 Reply

Wonderful overcom! I’d like to trainee because you amend your website, how does someone join for just a site web page? A profile reduced the problem a new suitable offer. I’d been a little bit familiar of the the send out made available vibrant transparent notion

Loreen Wardwell

2013-10-18 03:44:25 Reply

Thank you a lot for providing individuals with a very splendid chance to read articles and blog posts from this web site. It is usually so fantastic and as well , stuffed with amusement for me personally and my office fellow workers to search your website at a minimum thrice a week to study the new stuff you have. And indeed, I am usually happy concerning the tremendous thoughts you give. Some 2 tips in this article are rather the most impressive we’ve had.

Leave a Comment