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Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:59 PM

 

Update on east KY's Social Security crisis: Benefits REINSTATED for now

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WYMT) - Social Security Administration officials announced Thursday disability benefits for hundreds of Appalachian residents will be restored.

The S.S.A. last month suspended payments to about 900 former clients of Floyd County lawyer Eric C. Conn, who the government suspects of using fraudulent information to secure the benefits.

Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, met with high-ranking S.S.A. officials Wednesday afternoon.

"What my case to them was lift this suspension of these payments to everybody and then individually go through these cases one by one to find those that are fraudulent," Rogers said. "But in the meantime, don't punish the innocent."

The SSA had until 5 p.m. Thursday to respond to a motion filed on behalf of hundreds of people whose disability benefits were suspended, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

A legal team headed by Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf filed two lawsuits - one against the federal government and the other against Conn - in response to the suspensions.


http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Social-Security-Administration-to-restore-disability-benefits-for-hundreds-of-people-306168481.html

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peecoolyour Jun 2015 OP
gratuitous Jun 2015 #1
peecoolyour Jun 2015 #2
jeff47 Jun 2015 #3
In_The_Wind Jun 2015 #4
ruffburr Jun 2015 #5

Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:07 PM

1. Good news

Unless, of course, you happened to kill yourself in despair of living in a country that can have $8.5 trillion go missing at the Pentagon over 20 years, but can't see its way clear to taking care of its citizens at the barest subsistence level.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:10 PM

2. +1

 

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:11 PM

3. And it only took three suicides to change their mind!

*sigh*

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:26 PM

4. That won't help the loved ones of the 3 who committed suicide.

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Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:54 PM

5. I'm so happy for those who were affected

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