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1,800 on welfare may be avoiding work

State's definition of disabled at issue

By Scott S. Greenberger
Globe Staff / September 26, 2005

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About 1,800 people who were depressed or had muscle strains avoided work requirements in the state's welfare program last year because Massachusetts considered them disabled, even though their maladies may have been easily treated, according to state statistics and interviews with specialists. (Full article: 948 words)

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