Montville â€” A local man was recently awarded more than 25 years worth of disability benefits, retroactive to the Reagan era.
Uncasville resident Robert Kram, 64, could receive about $150,000 in benefits dating back to December 1982, according to his lawyer, Thomas Albin.
â€œSo many years have gone by,â€ Albin said. â€œHe’s been denied benefits that he was entitled to all along.â€
Kram was granted Social Security disability benefits in July 1970, when he was 27 years old, based on chronic schizophrenia that was diagnosed and well-documented, according to Albin. Kram was paid monthly disability checks until the Social Security Administration, pursuant to a policy initiated by President Reagan, determined in December 1981 that Kram had made significant medical improvement.
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