SSI is a broken, traumatizing system.

Can we talk about how disabled people are forced into/kept in poverty below the federal poverty line? And how traumatizing the process of applying is?

Federal poverty is $1,073/mo. SSI is $785/mo if you can get it.

The amount of paperwork and “proof” you have to provide that you are

1) “disabled enough”
2) so disabled you can’t work

is more than enough work and trauma for a lifetime.

It should be unacceptable. But since disabled people are seen as less than, it’s magically “okay” per ableds.