Social Security system has major flaws

May 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

What's the reasoning of getting a Social Security supplement check of $710 a month for children with ADHD, ADD, learning disability or low birth weight babies? I think it's ridiculous. These people are already eligible for Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, free school lunch, public housing, etc. Therefore, they are already eligible for benefits that they need: Medicaid for the medical treatment and food stamps and WIC to eat.

The cash benefits from Social Security should be automatically deposited to a school for tutoring or other programs to teach the "ADHD/ADD/learning disabled kids" how to overcome their conditions and become a productive citizen. In addition, the low birth weight babies have the Medicaid to take care of all the medical bills and the food stamps and WIC. So again, why the check from Social Security? Ha, and they wonder why Social Security is going broke.

Rocio Vasquez, Refugio



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