A Disability Epidemic Among a Railroad's Retirees
This is just mind-boggling.
|Virtually every career employee â€” as many as 97 percent in one recent year â€” applies for and gets disability payments soon after retirement, a computer analysis of federal records by The New York Times has found. Since 2000, those records show, about a quarter of a billion dollars in federal disability money has gone to former L.I.R.R. employees, including about 2,000 who retired during that time.|