Yes, i do understand that you have friend who work hard for their lives. However, most of them are not working hard. Just plain lazy and getting money from government for ssi. Why not they just going out and find job?? One thing, it is very ironic that they just complain that they just getting small amounts from SSI checks. They just rush to move out to California due hear or rumor that they give largest ssi check ever they could have. California Government usually gave $1000 SSI check every monthly. More deaf people move to california and apply for change address and ssi information. They just hope to get $1000 as large but it is not enough.. U know.. Bush told Government to CUT SSI and no more for SSI in california... Many deaf people felt hurt by it since they want to use it for weed pot, party more oftens in california. So now they start to move to arizona or wisc due cheapest cost of lives. It is very sad to know.