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Joe Allen of Vermont said his disability claim was denied twice.
Joe Allen of Vermont said his disability claim was denied twice. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan

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By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / February 14, 2005

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CAVENDISH, Vt. -- Joe Allen had the classic New England dream: He quit his grueling job as traveling official with an electronics company, bought a country store in small-town Vermont, and aimed to live happily ever after. But when a blood disease made it impossible to work, he was advised to apply for Social Security disability payments. After all, he ... (Full article: 1515 words)

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