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Aug
20
2012

Stressed? Are You Disabled?

20, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Stressed woman

Government worker: “Do you have a disability?”
Man: “No.”
Man’s wife: “What does he get if he’s disabled?”
Government worker: “His monthly payments will [double].”
Man’s wife: “Well, then he’s disabled.”
Government worker (to man): “What’s your disability?”
Man: “I’m stressed.”

An attorney friend of mine recently overheard the above conversation in a Florida government building. The man, who had just turned 65, was signing up for retirement benefits while his wife stood over his shoulder. I relay the story to illustrate how our government is expanding the definition of the term “disability.” Continue reading

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