As the President and Congress play shell games with billions in tax cuts it’s hard not to be cynical about their motives and methods. According to former president Ronald Reagan, the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
In many instances this is true, but to be fair we should also appreciate and acknowledge when government has been a blessing. I’ll go first.
I appreciate having received unemployment checks when I couldn’t work and social security disability payments after my cancer diagnosis. Since non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is on their list of terminal diseases I was approved with no hassle.
If you have cancer—or other debilitating disease—you may qualify to get some of the money back you’ve been paying into the system all these years. The place to check is the Disability page of the Social Security Administration’s website.