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Mar 27, 2008

Delays In Minnesota

From KAAL in Austin, MN and note that Allsup is quoted:
One woman, barely able to dress herself, had to wait two years for just one disability check. Social Security says the reason is because its offices are backed up.

Earlier this month, Senator Norm Coleman added his name to the list of U.S. Senators pushing for a 2009 appropriations bill with more necessary money going to Social Security disability offices. ...

"People are dying while waiting to get a decision on their disability benefits and it's just a horrible situation,” says Dan Allsup of Allsup Social Security Disability Representation.

The Social Security Administration says it’s doing all it can. Officials at the regional social security office out of Chicago say offices nationwide have been under-funded by a total of $1 billion over the last five years.

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