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Social Security Disability Benefits #89431

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported temporarily halting disability reviews of Social Security recipients; Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler's explanation for moratorium mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Criticism of Reagan administration's cutoffs of Social Security disability benefits for many unable to work reviewed. [American Psychiatric Association spokesperson Dr. Don. HAMMERSLEY - describes impact of cutoffs on mentally disabled and their families.] States currently ignoring Reagan administration directives for removing recipients from disability rolls illustrated on map; number losing their benefits in past 3 years mentioned. Congress thought passing legislature next month affecting government's ability to terminate benefits; details given of administration's pol. motives believed underlying today's decision.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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