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There should be an re-evaluation of all disable adults under 65 years old.

There are many 'able' adults who got disability years ago but whose ailment has been cured, improved or minimized however, no one has ever gone back to re-evaluate them so they continue to collect disability. There needs to be a healthcare team from the govenment, with specific standards, who evaluates people based on what they CAN do. They need to work with an employment agency and find jobs that these people can do. Perhaps a desk job, or work 2-3 days a week. In reality, some of these people already have 'under the table jobs'. The majority of disable adults under 65 should be re-evaluated atleast annually to ensure they still qualify for the benefits they receive.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As far as the idea of an employment agencies locating disabled people work, that's what Vocational Rehabilitation is about; in all truth, I will state though, that I worked with Voc Rehab to locate work for over 16 years and found that the employment agencies which they hire keep a person hanging for 16 years, one excuse after another for not locating work for disabled person. Finally, after 7 yrs. of college and much, much searching, found part-time work for only 14 hrs weekly at low wage. Vocational Rehabilitation Services need to be closed and another venue opened (with strict oversight and not just CARES, Inc.)

      • meme commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        People that receive SSDI are re-evaluated periodically according to their disability. The Medicare buy-in program and the Drugs for Maine's Elderly program has lowered the income eligibility for these programs, cutting thousands of elderly and disabled citizens from these and other programs including food supplements (SNAP).

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