Originally Posted by rs0460a
It could be considered as such. Those drawing SS did pay taxes (not only to SS, but to all governments, federal down to the local level) when they worked.
Folks drawing SSDI (in comparison to SSI) also worked and paid taxes during their "working time".
In both cases (at one time) income was received and various taxes were paid.
Not to argue if you should/should not receive any "rebate", but don't think that SSI is income received with any contribution of taxes by the recipient. That indeed means that income is received, without any work being done in return for benefit received. It's there to provide a minimum of income (to survive) for those that have little/nothing.
BTW, I speak from direct knowledge (due to a disabled family member) on this subject.
Then I'd say that people that receive SSI and are disabled should be moved off SSI and onto SSDI If they are considered permanently disabled and that means SSDI needs reforming, As there are people that get SSI cause like Me they could not afford the medical evidence at the proper time as they'd not had to much interaction with doctors and therefore just fell through the cracks. I did pay into SSDI for 10 years as required, I just lacked all of the proper medical evidence for SSDI within the 5 year sliding window, If You don't make It, It's tough luck, You could always apply for SSI instead after You get the evidence You need I was told, I had to get My brother to help Me get the last bit of evidence that I needed and It helped verify My claims(He died in May 2005 as He had emphysema/lung cancer which later on metastasized to His brain), But of course I couldn't apply for SSDI anymore. In any case equal protection under the law doesn't exist anymore I guess when It comes to people like Me and the rebates, Disabled and not equal, Just 2nd class disabled.