It's ok to say "I don't know".
This is 100% correct. My wife works on the SSI side of Social Security and see this instutionalization on an almost daily basis. She talks to people applying for or already have SSI all day long. My wife sees on a regular basis able-bodied young people come in to apply for SSI because "momma is on it and I want to be on it too" or "hey I just had another kid, I need another check". Most often they have some lame reason like obesity, chronic fatigue, or something that makes their application seem legit. This nation is becoming a welfare nation faster than many people understand.
Originally Posted by Gonzo
Oh the stories I could tell you guys (or gals) of the stuff my wife has to deal with a daily basis. And I'm not always talking about the SSI recipients. She has to clean up crap made by those SSI lawyers you see the ads for on TV all the time. Some of her coworkers are lazy bums that send people home because they don't have every last piece of info that is needed (leaving someone else to do their work when that person comes back in) or they take an hour to do an interview that should only take 30 minutes.
The SSI program is wasteful all the way around, from the inefficency of how the office works down to the questionable clients that recieve SSI.