CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008
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(Atlanta: Armen Keteyian) Questions about the standards for Social Security disability claims examined; details given about the system's culture of denial of claims with statistics cited. [Disability claimant Sherry FAMER- talks about her health problems.] [Social Security Administration commissioner Michael ASTRUE- says the standards are very tough; denies there are quotas.] [Disability assistance representative Trisha CARDILLO- says we are failing the disabled; recounts her fights with management over claims; states nobody cares if cases are denied.]
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