To the Editor,
Republicans have long pushed the idea that lots of people on Social Security Disability are “fakers and takers” who don’t deserve those benefits. That push intensified when the number of Social Security recipients increased significantly after the financial crash in 2008, prompting calls to reduce the number of recipients to save money and to rid the rolls of the undeserving. But the fact is that disability benefits are not easy to get. Most applications are denied.