Denied Disability After Three Amputations

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The following story is so offensive, I had to share it. According to Michelle Boudin of WCNC, a Charlotte mother of five who lost three limbs after barely surviving sepsis was just told she’s not eligible for disability payments. The reason will shock you.


Thanks to the Seaford family for sharing their story; Michelle Boudin for writing the article; WCNC for committing its resources to the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the text, video, and links in this post.

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  1. It is prity similar in the uk. I have six kids and stayed at home to care for them but I need ten years national insurance, I will not get a pension under the new legislation. It is so discriminatory

    1. Rosemarie, hearing the news is disappointing, but it is important for readers to realize they cannot escape the problem by moving. The government is constantly pushing the “do not discriminate” message, yet the government discriminates again women by denying them the benefits men are given. Nurturing children is more valuable to society than many wage-earning jobs.

  2. I was denied for the same reason with several medical conditions, though no amputations. I had chosen to be a stay at home mom and hadn’t paid into the system for the last 5 years.

    1. Stacey, I am sorry to hear more evidence the government penalizes people because they choose to stay at home to raise their family. I hope you were able to resolve the matter favorably. ~ Scott

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