Synopsis: The government often makes a person who has become disabled fight for benefits- especially those who become disabled before they are old. There is no personal interview; the reviewer assembles the papers and quickly decides. If they see any way that such a person can work- say, phone solicitor- they are denied. And it often has to go to court.
The article brings forth the stories of real people who are involved in these situations- Frank Ferraro, Sandy Harr.
The people involved are obviously in a very difficult situation, and on top of it, there is this struggle.
The article is from the CP Pittsburgh City Paper: the arts, entertainment and news weekly.