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Do you think it is wrong to collect PA for life if you are disabled by a mental illness?

do you think mental illness is enough of a disability?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Jul. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why? are you jealous of people suffering from mental disabilities getting money from the goverment?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • If a person has a mental illness, they are more than likely not abusing the system. i have no problem with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • "Mental illness" is a very broad category.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • it depends...my aunt is on permanent PA exempt from work because shes a freaking drug addict who says she's bi-polar....lol... you can work and be bi-polar. Take meds instead of illegal drugs abd that may be a solution.

    but My dh sister has a form of downs and she obviously would never be able to fend for herself and her mom is passed so after foster care she needs the support
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 3:18 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • Hae you ever had anything to do with anyone with a mental illness? A mental illness can be very debilitating, it can interfere with the ability to hold a job, to live a "normal" life, to have normal relationships with the people in their lives. A mental illness can be every bit as debilitating as a physical disability, with the addition of looking "normal" so you are judged to be a lazy slacker who is abusing the system.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 3:19 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • if you can use a computer u can get a job OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • Depends on how severe. I've known people with bi-polar and schitzophrenia and it depends on how severe your case is. Some, sadly even when properly medicated can't function 100% "normal" ....
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:27 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • My sister is severely bipolar and cannot work. She can hold a job for a month, maybe 2, but then she'll literally go off the wall over something very small. (She had a boss tell her to stop texting and she almost physically attacked the woman.) She receives SSI as well as PA. They kicked her off for awhile, and her 2 previous employers both wrote letters stating they believed that my sister was not mentally competent enough to hold a job. It still took 9 more months to get them to give her SSI back. So yes, she should receive those benefits. She is medicated, but it isn't a "cure". It just makes her mood swings less often (when she's not medicated it's a daily thing, while medicated it's once every few days).
    Jafra_mommy

    Answer by Jafra_mommy at 3:46 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • It depends on the type and severity of the illness.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • If a person is able to work and support themselves while suffering from a mental illness they should. If they can't what would you suggest? Kick them off and let them starve to death in the street?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

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