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DeafDigest – 19 April 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 19, 2019

— SSA to revise SSDI application steps

The Social Security Administration (SSA) may reconsider
the ways deaf applicants could get SSDI. SSA said the
application process is different from the past, and
that the wait will get longer for approval. Scary?


— interpreter lottery

A lottery to get an interpreter?

Crazy? Well, in the rural areas of Scotland, the
shortage of interpreters is pretty much bad.
Those needing an interpreter must hope to have
their winning name pulled out of a hat in a
lottery! DeafDigest worries this situation may
get worse when Brexit is finalized.


— Court says ADA plus 504

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of New York appeals voted to “combine” ADA
with Section 504 if discrimination cases refer
to both regulations. It is said to be the first
time that discrimination cases could be combined
under these two regulations. The judges’ vote
was split, though.



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