Just a short while ago it was announced that some elected officials, such as New York Senators Chuck Schumer & Hillary Clinton, would have a meeting in Manhattan with officials from the Railroad Retirement Board. Frank A. Castillo of Newsday has more in this report:
Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Timothy Bishop and representatives of Sen. Hillary Clinton are expected to meet Friday in Manhattan with members of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, the agency criticized for granting disability benefits to nearly all railroad workers who apply for them — including an unusually large number of Long Island Rail Road retirees.
Schumer (D-N.Y.), Clinton (D-N.Y.), Bishop (D- Southampton) and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) have joined in drafting a letter to the retirement board, seeking answers to why the number of LIRR employees applying for benefits are “far exceeding what one would expect” and what role doctors and “facilitators” have in preparing workers’ applications.
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This meeting should prove quite interesting & I can’t wait to hear what developments come from it. As always I will post about it as soon as possible.
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