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Response to SodoffBush (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:22 PM

39. SSDI saved my life. I really hope that you are able to secure appropriate benefits.

 

It's been clear to me for years that there is an organized and efficient movement in this country, funded by the very wealthy, to remove all impediments in the way of a desperate, on-the-edge working class that must simply take whatever work it can get to survive. For them, that's got to mean that they see plenty of people on the very edge of survival or worse, and, incredibly, they can actually now go after SSDI and keep their people in office.

I survived many years of a severe, debilitating health condition (it took the SSA about a week to approve my application). I recovered, which is not what I expected, and I went to law school, practiced law for a few years and hated it, then finally returned to IT (which had been my career path years before). I couldn't have done any of it without SSDI. I'd be dead. I think that would have been the kind of thing that these... people would have held up as a model of success.

Never mind that I now make much more money than I ever did before, and pay plenty of taxes (I consider it a privilege after all the years that I lived through in a tiny studio apartment with just barely enough money to keep from being too hungry...).

I wish you the very best, and concur with the other commenter - apply as soon as you possibly can.

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