Letter to the Editor

Wal-Mart payback policy is right

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

To the editor:

I believe Wal-Mart was right in the Shank case. I was hurt on the job and declared disabled by the Social Security Administration. Before I could receive any money from the SSA, I was required to sign a form saying that if I won a workers' compensation claim I would pay back all the money given to me by the SSA. This is money I paid in during my 40-plus working years. Do you think the SSA is going to change its policy for me like Wal-Mart did for the Shanks? And what happens to the money I paid in for my retirement?

STEVE BOREN, Cape Girardeau