Investors.com has an article on the explosion in federal disability benefit filings during the Obama administration. It appears that SSDI has become an extended version of unemployment insurance. The chart in the article shows the dramatic rise in the number of participants since the loosening of the standard for “disability” in 1984. Strange coincidence that Congress has also amended the Americans with Disabilities Act to allow almost anyone to claim they are disabled?
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Eric A. Welter is an employment lawyer and litigator with the Welter Law Firm, P.C. in Herndon, Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Texas and California.
The Welter Law Firm represents and advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship and represents businesses in commercial and franchise litigation. The firm’s offices are located in Northern Virginia; Los Angeles, California; and Austin, Texas.
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