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The long, long wait for disability payments

   WASHINGTON … A year is a long time to wait for the government benefits you deserve, but many people who have been applied for Social Security disability payments in the Buffalo area have been waiting far longer than that.

   I wrote that story a year ago … and a year later, Lindsey McPherson, who served as our Washington intern until last week, found that it is still true.

   What's more, it's a very personal story that we will continue to pay attention to so long as these delays continue.

   So if this has happened to you, if you have applied for these benefits only to encounter delay and frustration, feel free to tell us about it here, or to drop me a line at [email protected].

  -- Jerry Zremski

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