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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Today, even as its future lies in financial uncertainty, many consider Social Security one of government's biggest successes. A 1955 article called Fuller "a kindly, likable, practical and placid woman whose ability to derive deep satisfaction from simple, wholesome living has eased her through life." [...] back then, it had a reputation as a staunch anti-New Deal state in addition ...

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22 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa lawmakers question plans to close 2 mental institutions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are questioning Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to close two of the state's four mental health institutions. Mental Health and Disability Services Division Administrator Rick Shults says the facilities were outdated and only served a small number of people.

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JAN 29, 2015 - Atlantic Monthly

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When Reasonable Doubt is Lethal

How should the states scrutinize claims of mental disability by death-row inmates?

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JAN 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Man gets 3 months in prison, must pay $130K for VA fraud

(AP) — A 62-year-old Fountain man who acknowledged defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs has been sentenced to three months in prison and must pay more than $130,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say he started receiving benefits at a 100 percent disability rate from both the VA and the Social Security Administration in 1991.

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JAN 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Man accused of faking cancer, collecting disability

(AP) — A Reedsburg man accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to collect disability benefits. Prosecutors say he provided fake doctor's notes and excuses to his employer, Seats Inc., in order to collect more than $2,600 in benefits.

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