10,000 people died waiting for a SSA disability decision in the past year. Will he be next? | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

597 days. And still waiting. Joe Stewart woke early. He took 15 pills in a single swallow. He shaved his head. And then he got down to the business of the day, which was the business of every day, and that was waiting. He looked outside, and saw his mother there in a green sedan, engine running. So many months he had waited for this moment, and now it was here. Time for his Social Security disability hearing. Time to go.