August 31, 2009 – Social Security Red Tape Causing problems.
“Someone at the welfare office told him about Social Security disability income.
When someone gets sick or disabled and can no longer work, they can turn to Social Security and ask for disability benefits. For Richards, it would pay him about $1,000 a month.
A Long Wait
But it can take a year or more to go through the complicated hearing process and get the benefits. By then, some applicants have already lost their homes, or even died. ” [Source: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112397747]
August 26, 2009 – Social Security cost-of-living FREEZE…