CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Eric Engberg) Social Security benefits designed to help homeless people who are mentally and physically disabled examined; details given of government's failure to alert homeless of their rights to these funds; scenes shown. [Homeless advocate Julie TURNER - comments on situation.] Number of homeless in United States estimated. Ronald Reagan's stance on law requiring administration to alert people of their right to benefits noted; memo from former Social Security commissioner Dorcas Hardy quoted on screen. [National Law Center on Homelessness Maria FOSCARINIS - says homeless people could be helped by these benefits.] [Commissioner of Social Security Gwendolyn KING - outlines her position.]
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