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Stranger than Fiction: “Adult Baby” Fights and Keeps Disability Benefits

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

A California man, Stanley Thornton, spends his free time living like a baby. He sleeps in a crib, drinks from a bottle, and recently was featured on Taboo, a National Geographic television show.

This television appearance led Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to call for an investigation into Thornton's eligibility for his Social Security disability benefit of $860 per month.

Thornton, who maintains a website, reported on his site that he has been cleared by Social Security and other agencies and will continue to receive benefits for his disabilities which include post traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, spinal problems and depression.

Thornton, outraged at the way he was attacked by Coburn, wants an apology. Instead, Coburn's office said in an email to Fox News, "Coburn believes Congress should apologize to the American people for failing to provide adequate oversight over our disability programs."

While your problems may not be as strange as Thornton's, you, too, have the right to collect SSA disability benefits if you are disabled and unable to work. Call Keefe Disability law toll free today at 888-904-6847 and begin the disability application process.

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