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Re: A crippling case of red tape, March 21.
I have a daughter with cerebral palsy who lives on her own because, despite her disability, she wants some independence.
Like Bill Rockwell, she has to continually prove to the powers that be that she is still disabled in order to continue getting benefits from Employment and Income Assistance.
People with disabilities are automatically turned down for EIA until they provide the proper medical forms to prove they have a disability, despite coming into the office with a very obvious disability.
Cerebral palsy doesn't go away, and Bill Rockwell can't grow his leg back.
Why do those who can't work because of a visible disability have to prove themselves over and over again to continue to receive their benefits?