Sunday, May 6, 2007

"To the Temporarily Able-Bodied"

Via the NY Times: An editorial about gaps in the system : for people with disabilities who need to collect disability benefits and the gaps in services that cause severe hardships ...


"In the past several years, however, another hurdle has been erected, one that is unacceptable and inhumane. Processing delays, mounting since 2000, have left more than one million applicants languishing without help, some for years.

The most acute bottlenecks are at the appeals level, where the average processing time is now 515 days — compared with 274 days in 2000."

Via SDS list serve

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