Social Security Disability Benefits......Is It True?

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  1. Injeun

    Injeun Well-Known Member

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    Is it true that you might qualify for disability benefits if you don't speak English?

    "Today, more than 5 percent of the working age population receives federal disability payments. In the 1990s, the last time Congress had to bail-out the disability program, just over 2 percent of the population received disability. Almost half the growth in disability payments arose after Congress expanded access to benefits. A worker’s age, education level and even ability to speak English became factors in determining eligibility. In other words, a person’s inability to speak English could qualify as a “disability” and entitle the worker to federal benefits." :steamed:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...budget-robs-social-security-welfare-payments/
     
  2. democrack

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    That can't be far off , if it is not true yet , look who's running the Country .
     
  3. Alucard

    Alucard New Member Past Donor

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    Unless I am mistaken, I don't think someone can declare disability benefits if he or she cannot speak English.
     
  4. SFJEFF

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    Not listed as one of the disabilities on the SSA website.
    https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/listing-impairments.htm
     
  5. TomFitz

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    No, you cannot qualify for disability simply because you can't speak english. Breitbart made that us to entertain their knuckedraggers.
     
  6. In The Dark

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    SSDI has become the home of layabout moochers as the Obama regime has broadened eligibility for looters of America.

    If you want it, you can find a way to get it.

    Why work when you can get my grandchildren to pay.
     
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    :roflol:
     
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    wrong...
     
  9. APACHERAT

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    Here in Mexifornia aka California you would think it would be the other way around. There are tens of thousands of American citizen teenagers and young adults who aren't hired at a burger flipping job because they aren't fluent in Spanish.
     
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    once again we see how kon versions of history only start with Obama
     
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    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It's true, it's all about the "Cloward–Piven strategy" that Barack Obama has been indoctrinated in, overloading the system. That's the left wing agenda. Why do you think the Obama White House was celebrating when they learned how many more Americans were receiving food stamps under the Obama administration ?



     
  12. Injeun

    Injeun Well-Known Member

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    It could be an exaggeration. Still, I see people all the time, of every age, race and gender, who are fine and fit enough to work, but are somehow collecting disability. Robbing SS to give these people money infuriates me. A lot of disability recipients haven't hardly paid anything in, are fit enough to work, yet are getting more benefits per month than many people on SS who've worked their entire lives. Oh and SSD runs about 25 billion dollars short every year. Not to mention the fact that they aren't getting better and going to work. Sorry for the rant.
     
  13. Injeun

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    Ain't that a b****! Good point.
     
  14. Injeun

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    I hate to admit that there's probably a better than even chance you're right. Still, with the expanded qualifications and no oversight, SSDI is falling behind its funding by 25 billion dollars per year, which is being shored up by taking it from SS. And SS recipients get no cost of living increase because of it. That's just for starters.
     
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    Actually, they might be able to apply for Beneficios por discapacidad del Seguro Social.
     
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    Huh, I never thought about that before! Not being able to speak English in the USA is a disability. Well, yeah!

    I only know English and I couldn't learn another language to save my life.

    So it's interesting to contemplate that someone might find themselves here and not be able to get a job or function in a normal life because they can't communicate properly with the natives.

    It makes sense to me! Yes, I think that qualifies as a disability.

    I wonder if the USA is the only country in the world where such a thing is possible.
     
  17. In The Dark

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    The most recent looting can be statistically pinned right onto those floppy ears.

    I don't expect you to own the fail.

    Carry on,
     
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    Perhaps it is a factor in determination but I doubt it is the basis of the claim.
     
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    Sounds like something emotion-driven idiots would advocate.
     
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    No there is no requirement that a person speak English to get SS Disability. But what exactly is your point on this ?

    The only requirement that I know of to speak English for is to get Naturalized as a citizen.
     
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    Are liberals and the Obama administration idiots ?
    There seems to be more than a few million idiots going to the polls.
     
  23. EMTdaniel86

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    as someone who is on SSI, this is BS, it isn't true. At least for SSI or SSDI
     
  24. The Mello Guy

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    It's likely factored in to if a worker can be retrained. A roofer with a bad back and can't speak English can't roof and likely can't be retrained.
     
  25. Injeun

    Injeun Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense.
     

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