But the ’60s were not a good time to be a conservative in this country. And in 1965, a liberal Congress finally made doctors the last major self-employed group to be part of Social Security. I’ll bet your parents were dragged kicking and screaming into the program!
Q: I’ve filed for Social Security disability benefits five times. I’ve had five separate hearings — three of them before the same judge — and my claims still get denied, even though my condition continues to worsen. Do you have any advice for me?
A: My advice would be to accept the inevitable, give up filing for disability benefits, and channel those energies into looking for a job.
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