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The Bureaucracy of Being Disabled

The Bureaucracy of Being Disabled

I don’t think many people truly understand the invisible work that people with disabilities do everyday. Stuff such as photocopying pay stubs, mailing them on time, taking two buses to go to your nearest SSA location, waiting in lobby for your appointment for hours even though you are fatigued, these things all add up. From dealing with daily microaggressions in public to the myriad of bureaucratic tasks that are required if you receive services and benefits, these realities can erode a person’s sense of self.