A federal agency has called on the government to end a program that explicitly permits employers to pay hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities less than $1 an hour, calling the practice “rife with abuse and difficult to administer.” The federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 since 2009, although many states have enacted their…

Those who apply for disability benefits and are initially rejected can appeal, and more times than not they end up winning their case.  But a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals that due to the years-long backlog of appeals, thousands of applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are dying or going…

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