Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Disability benefits restored for Okla. homeschooler

The Home School Legal Defense Association reports that
last January the Cartwright family (name changed to protect privacy) ran into trouble with their local Oklahoma Social Security office. Their homeschooled daughter, a high school senior who just turned 18, received notice from the Social Security Administration that her benefits were being cut off because she was "not a full-time student." She was eligible for these benefits because her father is a disabled veteran. The Cartwright family turned to HSLDA to assist in reversing this decision that discriminated against homeschooling, and we were able to appeal the denial. Recently the family was notified that they would be receiving a check for the missed payments between February and their daughter's graduation date—for the amount of $5,628.

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