Wanting sex 1,440 times a day may turn heads with workcover judges, case managers and – government officials…
“I am a writer/poet, artist, sculptor, musician, wood artist, wordsmith, businesswoman, mother, ex-wife, retired postal worker, driver, fragrance designer, student, photographer, jokester, painter, and furniture designer. …acts like she is 32, her love meter reads “inferno,” and she thinks about sex 1440 times a day” writes a woman on a social site (see Social Security Disability Blog)
It’s good for the disabled to have a positive self-image and sex life but some people who adjudicate workcover or Social Security might think this woman is faking.
You need to be positive and promote yourself on dating sites like LavaLife but the downside is your enemies may think you are not injured or disabled.
Posting about your fun activities as a disabled or injured person struggling to get by in life may be a pastime that costs you benefits. Some judges, claims adjudicators, case managers and workcover insurance companies have been using Facebook and other social media to find out if you are cheating on your claim.
As the Jonathan Ginsberg, a disability lawyer, says in his article
So, if you use Facebook or mySpace or any of the hundreds of other social media sites, I strongly recommend that you spend a little time learning about the privacy features, and that you restrict access to your profile to people who you know well. You should also keep in mind that anything you post or do on-line may reappear, so be very careful about your on-line activities.
Make your Facebook profile private and protect yourself. Make it private from everyone but your real friends and that does not include you ex-spouse, or past friends who might be jealous and try to turn you in.
Don’t laugh. I get emails weekly from nut balls who think I am pretending to be injured/disabled. There is a significant part of the population who display latent hostility and anger towards the injured or disabled in general.
I call also report that I get two or three emails a year from unhappy ex-wives or ex-friends who would like nothing better than to mess up a former friend’s claim. A couple of years ago, I represented a claimant who was approved, but then had his approval withdrawn when a former friend sent links to his web site to Social Security, which then triggered an investigation.
Facebook and social media are one of the few regular social outlets for someone too weak to use more than two fingers. Not many people will put a sad sack face on the Internet. Who wants to read that kind of profile? People will put their best foot forward, talking about their hobbies and other fun activities.
One time I put on a social site I like horse riding and scuba diving along with my picture in a wheelchair and my arm in a cast. I have a twisted sense of humor so what? 😉
Being injured or disabled is not fraudulent but it may affect your workcover benefits!
This article is not intended to help fraud artists who are only a tiny fraction of the millions Australians with injuries or disabilities needing assistance. However, there is a negative thought process in the establishment working to deny Social Security or workcover and other benefits to the injured and the disabled. We are branded shirkers or malingers which is another form of hatred displayed towards the injured/disabled.
I don’t know anyone who would chose to be injured/ disabled. It’s not fun. We’d all rather be working and making a decent living not scrounging to live at the poverty line.
If you are injured or disabled you know what activity you’d like to do but can’t. Some days we want to rage against life but that’s a waste of time. Some of my friends says I’m lucky to be able to “advocate” for the injured and the disabled and prick a pin in politicians and the pompous. Now that’s a sense of humor 😉