Jun. 4th, 2015 09:32 pm
[personal profile] snarp
Social Security disability payments restored for hundreds in Eastern Kentucky facing eligibility review.

Thank Christ. This should never have happened.

I will point out that though Rogers is getting the credit in this article, and he definitely did a great thing by pitching in, John Rosenberg, a civil rights and legal aid activist, and Ned Pillersdorf, the attorney in the class action suit against Conn, were probably the ones who forced the change in course to happen so quickly - Conn's victims have only missed one check so far, the one they should have gotten this week. This was something that needed immediate action - there have already been three suicides - and they acted very fast.

Rosenberg in particular found out and started raising a ruckus before the letters rescinding everyone's benefits even made it to them. I can't guess how many hours this eighty-something-year-old dude spent on the phone with people at newspapers and the state and federal governments, but given what his Facebook's been looking like, I would say the answer was "a lot of them."

(Screening comments on this post, for reasons.)

Date: 2015-06-05 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sara
Well, hooray for lawyers.

Date: 2015-06-05 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] smurasaki
Good for Rosenberg and Pillersdorf!

Date: 2015-06-05 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nextian
Hahahahahaha??? I'm so glad that this worked out, but also just paralytic with fear... I just started doing SSI work and I really hadn't even considered this particular method of screwing people over.

Date: 2015-06-05 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
Oh, thank goodness!

I was worried.

Date: 2015-06-06 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] leakinglavender
Oof, thank goodness.

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