Job Losses send disability claims soaring

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 by Patrice Denman

ELKHART, Ind.— With an aching shoulder and sore hip, Michael Spratt figured he’d have to apply for disability benefits someday. He just didn’t think that day would come so soon. The 57-year-old was laid off from his job unloading chemicals from tanker trucks at the Rollie Williams Paint Spot in Elkhart, Ind., in January. The …