You know, I wonder why the system works this way. I mean, I’m happy for the outcome of your hearing before a judge, as sad as I am for the need of it. But I wonder why virtually all disability claims are denied by the SSA, making long waits and hearings before judges necessary.

It feels like an intentionally broken system.

Then of course there’s the matter of the people who aren’t able to jump through the hoops at all …

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