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(Studio) Amt. paid last year by government in disability insurance benefits under Soc. Sec. plan noted; number of families losing their benefits in past mos. mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(DC) Margaret Douglas noted among those whose benefits have been discontinued. [DOUGLAS - describes condition.] James McKuen's situation described. [McKUEN - notes constant pain.] Jane Kemp's health problems, as well as those of husband, explained. [Evan KEMP - comments on wife's situation.] Congress legislature calling for review of disability payments examined. [Representative Bruce VENTO - criticizes Reagan admin. move.] [Social Security spokesperson Paul SIMMONS - defs. practice.] [VENTO - responds.] [DOUGLAS - comments.] [SIMMONS - hopes for fairness.] Call for new legislature noted resulting in hearings in both House and Senator next wk.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin
- McLaughlin, Marya;
- Stahl, Lesley
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