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Old 08-03-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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My uncle who lives in England became disabled after a serious motorcycle accident when he was in his 20's,he's been collecting a good disability pension ever since,he's 60 now.
And would he have retained it if he emigrated to another country like the OP I wonder?

My sister suffered brain damage 10 years ago aged 28 and was on disability until last year once the doc said that the anti-seizure drugs were keeping her under control. She went back to work last Fall. While her disability was enough to live on it was only comparable to what she earns now, $14/hr for 20 hrs/week. However she is very much hopeful that she will be able to increase her hours and improve her hourly rate with promotions.
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That means in the US only public employees get disability pension if they are injured? And the private employess only get cheap SSID and no real pension? That's unfair.

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That means in the US only public employees get disability pension if they are injured? And the private employess only get cheap SSID and no real pension? That's unfair.

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Hey, welcome to reality. But our public workers deserve it, as they are "civil servants" whereas most of us are merely employees.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:14 AM   #24
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That means in the US only public employees get disability pension if they are injured? And the private employess only get cheap SSID and no real pension? That's unfair.
Well, that's why it's called disabilitiy pension. Most upper-income workers have private disability insurance to cover that risk since government disability is not usually generous.

I'd be careful about making judgments as to fairness given the fact that you are receiving a full pension from the gov at age 29. A few hard-working folks might question just how "fair" that is from the other side of the fence.

But from your perspective, sounds like things worked out very favorably.
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So, Patrick01, why India or SEA? Cost of living is lower over in SEA or India but 800 Euro monthly is not enough. I see a lot of British and Americans over in SEA giving part time language lessons (mostly English) and getting paid a lot for it. You may wish to spend a few months travelling first and have a feel which country you want to settle in for studies. I know a number of western friends who chose to live in China for a few years and enrolled in universities there to study chinese language.
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