4 thoughts on “Social Media Surveillance for Disability Fraud

  • April 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Kristin, thank you for speaking truth to power. Thank you for articulating what so many of us face everyday. Thank you for posting … “we already live with scrutiny and doubt from just about everyone in our lives.” Can’t count the times I’ve tried to explain that reality/dynamic only to have an otherwise understanding person assume I’m exaggerating /being unfairly judgmental/ paranoid.
    Thank you for publicly putting the spotlight back on our toxic society.

    • April 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      I’m glad this resonated with you, but sorry too. It’s not a fun place to be, is it? One of the people I contract to for work said he didn’t understand why I couldn’t sit at a desk for 40 hours but I can take bicycle vacations. As if that’s the same thing.

  • April 20, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Hi Kristin. My invisible illness allows me to do a lot of things that make people think that I’m a pillar of good health. After losing my ability to work due to workplace chemical injuries, I lost my family, my money, and my financial future. SSDI is literally my lifesaver. The idea that I would choose this life instead of working simply because I’m lazy is deeply offensive, particularly after decades of solid employment in a very respectable field of work.

    This vendetta against people like us is very frightening and yes: deplorable. The money that we get from the insurance that we paid for is peanuts compared to the money that is wasted on the rich and the corporate class, yet we are the villains who are in the crosshairs of the angry mob. Social media was one of the few ways that I could feel like a normal person, but that’s now been taken away from me; I’ve closed my accounts. I just hope that we get through this menace.

    • April 20, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Trap, you’re so right that social media is a way for us to feel normal. It’s such an important thing for us. And we have the right to find joy in our lives and share it with our friends like anyone else.


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