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Two Social Security insurance checks reportedly stolen from 44-year-old Lawrence woman

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Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 44-year-old Lawrence woman reported Tuesday that two Social Security insurance checks were stolen from the 2200 block of Yale Road. The estimated loss is approximately $5,911. The incident occurred between May 13 and Tuesday.Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses: Fire calls ¢ Arcing, shorted electrical wire, 10:46 p.m. Sunday, Rockledge Road and Sixth Street. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 3:35 a.m. Monday, 660 Gateway Court. ¢ Citizen complaint, 7:56 p.m. Monday, 2200 W. 26th St. ¢ False alarm, 9:02 p.m. Monday, 3417 W. 25th Terrace. ¢ Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, 9:26 p.m. Monday, Harvard Road and Plymouth Drive. ¢ Medical personnel assisted in citizen's hand ring removal, 11:26 p.m. Monday, 2128 Harper St. ¢ Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke, 8:03 a.m. Tuesday, Iowa and Ninth streets. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, 1508 Prestwick Court. ¢ Citizen complaint, 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, 2511 W. 31st St. ¢ Alarm system activation, no fire, 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, 2111 Kasold Drive. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, 2420 Jasu Drive. ¢ Municipal alarm system, 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, 4000 W. Sixth St. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 11:29 p.m. Tuesday, 827 Walnut St.

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Icomiclast 5 years, 10 months ago

I am receiving SSI payments following the death of my wife. They do not last forever. I receive payments in the form of both survivor benefits for me and as the legal guardian of our son. When I mentioned the amount that I receive monthly to a friend, his response was "Wow! That's really lucky!" Think about it, 50YearResident. Just how lucky was I to lose my wife? How lucky was my son to lose his mother? How lucky was my wife to die at the young age of 39? My friend's and your insensitive and thoughtless remarks were no doubt not stated with malice. The simple fact is that these payments were designed so that people facing the loss of a spouse should not have to face the resulting severe loss of income as well. This is a benefit available to all Americans, and the amount of payment is based on the deceased persons Social Security contributions. One could conceivably argue that such payments are unwarranted, but I have found them to be a godsend. My late wife worked hard and made a decent living. SSI was designed for all of us to ensure that our families will not be sent into the streets in addition to the terrible loss of losing both a loved one and substantial income. Be careful what you wish for, 50YearResident. My late wife would no doubt have been pleased to have known that her contributions to her family would not cease after her death. I, on the other hand, would give up all of these benefits to have never lost her in the first place.

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DIRECTV_IS_BETTER_THAN_CABLE 5 years, 10 months ago

god how stupid can you get............HAVE YOU NOT HEARD OF A BANK?????

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themiddlechild 5 years, 10 months ago

This is why people should use the Direct deposit.

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solsken66 5 years, 10 months ago

The taxpayers are really really giving to give such a large amount of money to individuals who receive disability payments from social security. That is more than many people make in two months. Does the social security administration have people who review recipients every few years to make sure to weed out the people abusing the system? There are some individuals who abuse the system. For example a person receiving SS payments for a bad back, but does other work around the house or under the table that would make that person ineligible for social security benefits because they are perfectly capable of working even with bad back problems or other issues. I even saw a young family using a disable tag to park in a prime spot for disabled people even though they were very capable walking with their children from any of the other parking spots available.

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50YearResident 5 years, 10 months ago

Wow, I wish I was getting $2955 a month from Social Security at the early age of 44!

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