US agency votes to cut disability benefits for nearly 600 NY railroad retirees linked to scam

  • Article by: FRANK ELTMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 11:39 AM

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Nearly 600 retirees of a major New York commuter railroad are losing their disability benefits in the wake of a widespread scandal that has cost hundreds of millions of dollars and seen at least one physician sent to prison, a federal official said Tuesday.

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supervon2Jul. 2, 1311:53 AM

You have to ask yourself how much more of this will be see under Obamacare? And, how little of it will be dealth with?

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lobbydollyJul. 2, 13 2:02 PM

It is time to make everyone on Social Sercurity Disability Insurance re-apply. I have met all sorts of SSDI recipients that golf, bowl and carry around pitchers of beer most nights of the week clearly scamming the system.

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lechevalier5Jul. 2, 13 3:00 PM

We need to expand the re-review of the "disabled". I too have heard of many people who claim disability. Take it one step further, anybody convicted of government fraud should be permanently barred from receiving any government assistance, government contracts or working for the government.

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tallbobJul. 2, 13 3:13 PM

supervon2: It was the Obama administration that's been bring things like this up in the first place. These along with the IRS mess and others have been going on unchecked for 20-30 years... maybe longer. Quit blaming everything that's remotely wrong in this country (or your life) on Obama!! Get a life Pal!

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butch006Jul. 2, 13 4:17 PM

there will always be people who try to game the system .Especially when you live in an economic system where the employer does everything they can to game the employees.

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