Florida Man Feeling Social Security Disability Backlog

Thomas Presha is a Florida resident who has been unemployed for 3 years. In the morning, he can barely get himself out of bed. He has put in for Social Security disability benefits, but in a state with the average waiting time of 470 days, Mr. Presha has been waiting for over two years for his case to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge.

470 days may seem like a lot, but that is an improvement over the average wait in Florida only two years ago which was 557. If everyday is like how Mr. Presha describes in the following text, then one more day is too much for him not to be able to have the funds to see the appropriate doctors.

“I’m in excruciating pain all the time. I actually wake up every morning crying from what kind of pain I’m in. I spend the day whining and crying in bed.”

The above and much more can be found on the Bradenton Herald website.