Monday, March 21, 2016

Social Security disability is a lifeline for many in northern Minnesota

Social Security disability is a lifeline for many in northern Minnesota: By Jessie VanBerkel
The dependence on Social Security Disability Insurance is most acute in a handful of northern counties, where desk jobs are scarce and the work takes a heavy toll on workers' bodies. 
It seemed so minor — a box slipped from Rita Ray’s hand at the office. But 25 years later, she is still struggling with the consequences of the slip that tore a muscle in her hand, “destroyed” a tendon in her arm and forced her to undergo 14 surgeries.

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