What happens to the other 45.1 million?
With thanks to encouragement by the Investigative Reporting by ProPublica and NPR in the series, Insult to Injury, The Demolition of Workers Compensation, A Committee of Federal Lawmakers, in their October 2015 letter to the Department of Labor summed things up:
For example, in California, the unenforced and apparently unenforceable laws of Workers Compensation, provides 104 weeks of “TTD” Temporary Total Disability Payments, which is to be supplemented by 52 weeks of State Disability, dispensed by the EDD – Employment Development Department.
If those systems fail, and they usually do except in first-aid minor injuries, Injured Workers can “apply” for Social Security Disability benefits, that they have paid into for years.
Injured Workers cannot expect reasonable treatment as the staff of the SSA apparently is not subject to any competency testing or guidelines. While it can take up to 3-5 years for “Award” of SSDI benefits, it can take longer than that for their offices to do the math on retroactive benefits, monies received from Work Comp (calculated from different charts, by different parties) and from EDD.
Facts apparently mean nothing to SSA, and in fact, they initially allege that a Traumatic Brain Injury cannot prevent someone from returning to work as an executive sales person. Their doctors are of the same ilk as many of the WorkComp doctors when it comes to current knowledge of medicine. Would you say, “YOURE FIRED” to a clinical psychologist who advises the SSA that the injured party could be a ‘crossing guard’ with auditory, visual and cognitive impairments?
Long term disability carriers also seem to be part of the “Cahoots Gangs” and can threaten injured and disabled people with termination of benefits, outrageous demands for ‘reimbursement of overpayments’ based on swaths of Social Security outrageous misrepresentations of facts and gross inabilities to do simple math to calculate benefits.
LTD carriers can further threaten Injured and Disabled Americans, using the false evidence from the Social Security Administration, that is also falsely provided to the IRS in the form of inaccurate 1099’s (a common practice, so accountants advise). The LTD carriers refuse to deal with facts, can further threaten and bully with litigation rather than reasonable discussion, and they can boast that “the Courts routinely find in their favor.”
WOULD THAT ALARM YOU?
Rather than correct their mistakes, the SSA can take years, commonly, to address the issues that profit insurance companies and agencies, but harm the injured and disabled. HOW CAN THAT BE RIGHT?
HOW CAN THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION REFUSE A REQUEST VIA CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION TO SIMPLY PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THE INCOME UPON WHICH THEIR MISREPRESENTATIONS ARE BASED, ACTUAL INCOME ALLEGED VS. OBFUSCATIONS AND ASSUMPTION, IN STARK CONTRAST TO EVIDENCE PROVIDED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO THE SSA?
The assumptions by SSA of overpayment, after an initial payment that required Treasury Department to intervene since SSA ‘inadvertently’ mis-routed the initial award money to a closed bank account, despite the fact that the injured worker had been forced to file for early-retirement money to fight total impoverishment.
See more here, search Social Security…
Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains…
What does the Social Security Administration have in Cahoots with the Workers Compensation Gravy Train Wrecks?
Start asking about the Cahoots Gang in the LTD – Long Term Disability insurance carrier crowds, too.
WILL THIS MAKE IT TO THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION NATIONAL DISCUSSIONS?
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER APPROXIMATELY 45.1 MILLION INJURED AND DISABLED AMERICANS WHO DON’T GET IMMEDIATE, REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF THE WORKCOMP SYSTEM, WHO CAN’T USE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT INSURANCE TO GET IMMEDIATE CARE SO HOPE FOR RETURN TO WORK IS DASHED UPON INJURY.
THEY DON’T OFTEN GET CONSISTENT OR LEGAL AMOUNTS OF TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY PAYMENTS, SOCIAL SECURITY TAKES A FIGHT AND THEN WHEN MISCONDUCT BY THE ADMINISTRATION IS APPARENT, THEY SUGGEST HIRING AN ATTORNEY OR SEEK LEGAL AID TO CORRECT A SYSTEM FUNDED WITH FEDERAL FUNDS, INVOLVED IN SYSTEMATIC ABUSE OF INJURED WORKERS AND OTHER TAXPAYERS.
Congressional reps suggest legal aid, and SSA sends flyers suggesting taking it to Federal Court??!! D’oh! ALL BECAUSE SOMEBODY DIDN’T DO THEIR JOB OR CAN’T DO BASIC MATH AT SSA?!!!
THERE IS NO PRETENSE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION.
Perhaps the ongoing corruption investigations being employed by the DA’s and FBI offices will help.
IT’S TIME FOR A CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ABUSES OF INJURED AND DISABLED WORKERS IN AMERICA. ASK YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES WHAT’S GOING ON.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER APPROXIMATELY 45.1 MILLION INJURED AND DISABLED AMERICANS?!!
INSURANCE. IT’S A MEGA BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY…. THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG….. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. YOU COULD BE NEXT.
Who didn’t #DodgeTheRads?
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