I read recently about the "Things to know about Social Security's disability crisis," and I am wondering how this can happen. Then I remember that the qualifications of being disabled are as minimal as having the inability to communicate in English, at least in Puerto Rico where hundreds have qualified for Social Security disability for just that reason.
If I were to go move to Puerto Rico where Spanish is the predominant language, could I then qualify for disability because I cannot communicate in Spanish?
Maybe I should stay put in America until Spanish finally becomes the predominant language here and just press one for English!
To add insult to the "injury or disability," there is currently no tracking system in place to know just how many of our southern non-English-speaking neighbors in Puerto Rico are benefitting from this alleged "disability."
Never miss a local story.
Why can't they just press one for Spanish and continue communicating in Spanish and stop adding to the Social Security disability crisis?
I am sickened to think that the Social Security disability crisis is of its own making. Who makes the rules to include "inability to communicate in English" as a qualifying event?
My inability to comprehend how this can happen should qualify me for disability, shouldn't it? After all I cannot communicate in policy-making!
Stop the madness, please!
Kathleen M. Henry