Originally Posted by rmp219
I give up.
I will tell you this I made way more working. I would rather be working than on SSDI. Its not a choice. They do punish people who TRY to work. Its a fact not a maybe. The system should be set up so a person can try to work and then get back to work. Ticket to work programs make SSDI suspicious and people loose even if they folow the rules. Thats not my opinion its what others have experienced all over you can read about it. Now you can find people that it has worked for but lawyers and others would advise against it. I have told SS FYI and was wondering what my outcome might be. Like I stated again, I wasnt trying to get around the system just asking for input and thanks for yours.
It sounds like you are taking offense where I don't see that any was intended.
That can be a natural reaction. Most of us, especially those with 'invisible' disabilities have gotten comments from firends, family, or acquaintances implying we could be working.
I don't see that anyone in this thread has said or implied that about you.
I have seen reactions to your blanket statement, "They do punish people who TRY to work. Its a fact not a maybe." Some of us do seem to disagree with that. I don't believe your statement to be true. That doesn't mean it isn't, it just means I don't believe that a department of the US government would be given specific instructions to TRY to hurt US citizens. I will say that making blanket statements about SSA encouraging people to work JUST so that they can take away or deny benfits IS in direct conflict with the stated goals of the incentive programs that I have seen. It is also in direct conflict with some of your own comments, like...."Now you can find people that it has worked for "
Also realize that some of our posters work in the field, so naturally that could cause resentment if you say that the SSA DEFINITELY has certain policies or practices meant to deny benefits, when someone in the field knows that to be untrue in their practice.
We can all have different opinions. On that.....often we do have to agree to disagree.
When something is presented as FACT, but comes with no documented proof, people who feel strongly that is not true will often voice their opinions. On whether or not something is a FACT, there really shouldn't be any disagreement.
I feel like some of us are commenting on your statements about the SSA having policies/practices meant to trick people into working to deny benefits.....and that you are taking that as a personal assessment that YOU should be working......and I hope that you aren't taking it that way.
Your failed work attempt SHOULD help your claim.....or, not hurt it going forward, as you have now gotten approval for SSDI.