100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

April 09, 1983 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1983-04-09

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 9, 1983-page 7

Senator urges Social Security
to provide benefits for mentally ill

* WASHINGTON - Sen. John Heinz
urged the administration yesterday to
stop taking the mentally ill of f
disability rolls until promised reforms
are made, saying a Social Security
crackdown is "driving people literally
to the brink of death."
"People who are just clearly unable
to function, let alone unable to hold a
job, are being plut into the meat grinder
of this process," the Pennsylvania
Republican told a hearing of his Special
Committee on Aging.
"PEOPLE WHO are jsut clearly
unable to functioin, let alone hold a job,
are being put into the meat grinder of
this process," charged Heinz.
The Social Security deputy com-
missioner, Paul Simmons, insisted "the
vast majority" of those dropped from
the rolls did not belong there.

But he conceded the program has
become "inhuman,' and said the
government plans a major overhaul.
"WE ARE trying to humanize the
system, and I can't emphasize enough
how inhuman it had grown to be," he
said.
Simmons was the only witness at
yesterday's session. The testimony en-
ded two days of hearings on charges the
government is stopping checks to
deserving people under a crackdown
ordered by Congress to cut waste in the
$22 billion program that pays benefits
to 6 million workers and dependents.
Since stepped-up eligibility reviews
began two years ago, 341,000 people
hhve been ordered off the rolls - 45 per-
cent of those called in. Critics say the
mentally ill are being singled out.
HEINZ SAID he will propose
legislation to halt disability cutoffs to
the mentall ill until the Social Security
Administration puts promised reforms
into effect. He said later he expects a
"good deal of support" in Congress.
1 don't think we need a

moratorium," Simmons said. "I think
we need to do a better job."
Heinz told Simmons the campaign to
pare the rolls is "driving people
literally to the brink of death." Some
sucicides have been reported after
people lost benefits, but Heinz said he
could not blame them on Social
Security policy.
SIMMONS SAID some reforms have
beenmade and promised Heinz "sub-
stantial revisions" to the definition of
mental disability "within a matter of
months."
"We're moving as fast as we can," he
said.
He said he would "seriously con-
sider" slowing the number of mentally
ill cases called up for review, and
agreed with three of four recommen-
dations for changes made by Congress'
General Accounting Office.
The GAO urged hiring more
psychiatrists to meet shortages in 36
states, a relaxed definition of mental
disability and more consideration for
whether a person can actually hold a
job.

- - - - - - - ~ -
- I - - -.. ~ -~- - - ~- ~J - ------*0 - - - ~- -
- ~- - It
.0.11 - -- - -- - - - - - --- - - - - - -

Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
My bike's better than yours .. .
This motorcyclist wasn't lucky enough to avoid being pulled over by a fellow biker who works for the city.
ease financial aid woes

Peers

f.' ~ '4 >:

A-,_ 4 4- 4., 4-- 45, i'll I.-A

'0U$IN1 S$ ~C i i.
[ ERi.GS I[i'~~

MASSAGE - A good massage gently stretches
muscle fibre, relaxes muscle tissue, promotes good
circulation and enhances movement. Massage also
may provide relief from muscular aches and pains.
And it is a pleasant way to reduce stress and anxiety
because massage is very relaxing. Swedish, oriental
& myomassology techniques employed by Vince
Luschas, professibnally trained masseur. 665-4524.
cJtc
PROFESSIONAL RESUMES
ON WORD PROCESSOR
996-4572
cJte
TYPING-all kinds. Very professional. Reasonable
rates and quick service. Call Lauri at 662-1678.
MTS AND PERSONAL COMPUTER Users! Your
computer system has just become a typesetting
machinp! Use our easily-remembered codes to set
your own type via phone to our office, up to 50% off.,
Call Delmas at 662-2799. 94J0413
*TYPIST, $1.50 per page. IBM 2 type styles,
professional, accurate, affordable. Sall, 663-7253.
24J0416
TYPING - Fast, quality work, campus pickup and
delivery. 665-0337 01J0416

$ CASH $
$ CASH$
$ CASH $

By MARTHA RUBIN
Students with last-minute questions
about their fall-winter financial aid
forms face a hefty barrier to getting
answers - the notoriously long lines at
the financial aid office.
But they can meet the upcoming
April 15 deadline without having to
stand in line by contacting a financial
aid peer advisor at several locations
around the University.
PEER ADVISING provides . infor-
mation concerning financial aid ap-
plications without forcing students to go
to the crowded office. The eight ad-

visors are all University students who
have been trained in financial aid
procedures and who can answer some
of the more basic questions students
have about financial aid.
In addition to answering student
questions and alleviating the
congestion in the financial aid office,
the advisors may be less intimidating to
some students than the full-time finan-
cial aid counselors, according to
Assistant Financial Aid Director Lynn
Borset, the program's coordinator.
Students are more likely to talk with
peer advisors because they are more

For football coupons ! ! I Any Priority!
Why wait for Fall - Get Cash Now!
994-9353

TRACY A. GIBBS - We aren't telling any fibs when
we say that you have won two free tickets to the State
Theater. Come pick them up at the Daily office.
dU0409
ONE BEDROOM. All utilities paid. Rent negotiable.
Spring-Summer. After 7p.m. 995-0494. 96U0417
ONE BEDROOM in five bedroom house, newly fur-
nished and carpeted, parking, Packard and Hill,
Available May-August. Contact Lisa, 996-5863.
72U0413
SUMMER SUBLET (possible fall option): May 1-
Aug. 25; unusual two-story, 1ibedroom apt. in older
house, 1 blocks from Law School. $250/month. 662-
6817, 74U0410

comfortable with other students, she
said. "The peer advisors don't slide into
the professional jargon," Borset said.
ANYONE CAN apply to be a peer ad-
visor, although Borset said preference
will be given to students who are not
graduating in the near future. Selected
applicants then compute an extensive
training program in financial aid
procedures, which advisor Derick
Coley compares to "taking a three-
credit course." -
Following their training, the peer ad-
visors are paid to work eight to nine
hours per week.
While the advisors are trained to
handle some fairly complicated
problems, most students who come to
them need answers to basic questions
- how to fill out financial aid forms,
what the ever-changing requirements
are for Guaranteed Student Loans, or
what it takes to declare oneself finan-
cially independent from parents.
"IF YOU JUST have a quick question
or a general question, we can help out,"
said LSA senior Kelly Soden, who has
been with the program for two years.
"We get a lot of students who think
that their problems aren't big enough to
see a financial aid counselor, so that's
where we come in," she said.
The peer advisors may be ready for
almost anything, but most students do
not know the service is available. Ad-
visors may spend an entire evening at a
dorm without any visitors.
KATHY 'Sullivan, a business school
senior, said peer advisors are also
hampered by being located in areas
where students cannot find them easily.
"Our biggest problem is finding a good
location,'" she said.
Borset agreed that "we've had
trouble making students aware of (the

program's) existence," but she added
that "traffic has been picking up."
THE OFFICE does not keep official
figures on how many students visit the
peer advisors, but one East Quad ad-
visor estimated that she helped five
people for every three- to four-hour
shift she worked.
Financial aid officials are so satisfied
with the four-year-old program that
they want to expand it. "I'd like to see it
expanded by about a third of its current
level," said Financial Aid Director
Harvey Grotrian.
Sullivan said she has enjoyed her exa
periences as a peer advisor and feels
the program has helped her, too. "I've
enjoyed being able to meet a lot of dif-
ferent people and experience their
values," she said.
Advisors will bp fielding questions at
Bursley, East Quad, and the Under-
graduate Library all next week.
Action SportsWear
FACTORY CL0SE0UTS
Swimwear
Footwear
Bodywear
419 East Liberty
2 blocks off State Street
663-6771

11

MOVIE POSTER GALLERY
Easy access to over 10,000 original authentic movie
posters. 1950s through 1983.665-3151. 93J0416
TERM PAPERS, RESUMES, dissertations. Quality
typing, reasonable rates, fast service. Maggie 973-
7345 persistently. cite

TEST PREPARATION COURSES
LSAT: May 24-June 16
GMAT: May 16-JuneC15
REALM TUTORING SERVICE

c

call 65-3579. CJ0414
TYPING, IBM WORK PROCESSING,
PROFESSIONAL, ALL TYPES.
Call Noelle anytime, 971-2364.
cJtc
WORD PROCESSING
Ideal for resume/multiple cover letters, theses,
reasonable rates.
Call 663-7158
cJtc
ACCURACY, INC.
Editing/Proofreading/typing
Papers, articles, reports
971-4139
cJtc
SUMMER STORAGE: Clean, private units, from
$18/mo. 1 miles from UM stadium. StowAway Self
Storage, I-94 and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 769-0119.
80J0416
WE HAVE THE ANSWER TO SMALL
COMPUTERS
KAYPRO II - $1795
64K -191K Disc - 9 programs -26 lbs
- ONE YEAR WARRANTY -
ATTACHE -$3995
64K - 360K Disc -S programs-18lbs
HIGH RESOLUTION GRAPHICS

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, SOUTH UNIVERSITY. TWO
BEDROOMS AVAILABLE; WASHER, DRYER,
DISHWASHER. $125. PAT,9964280. 89U0413
SUBLET! May-August, three bedroom furnished
apartment. Free parking. Great location. Inexpen-
sive. 761-9357. 80U0414
SUBLET - Efficiency, quiet, cool, close to campus,
and hospital. After 5p.m., 996-1907. 42U0409
OWN ROOM in westside home.
Summer/Fall option
Best Offer
761-5117, Margaret
61U0413
HALF PRICE for spring-summer. One or more mon-
ths. All utilities included. Furnished. Rent a whole
house, a room in a house, or a one or two bedroom
apt. Call David M. Copi, 663-5609. cUtc
FREE SHOWER CURTAIN! Yes, you'll get a free K-
Mart designer shower curtain if you sublet our
spacious 2-bedroom apt. on S. Forest near Hill. Free
parking, laundry, air conditioning, sauna, great
view. Call 994-9210 or 994-0548. dU0411
HELP SEND an archaelogist into the field. Sublet
my apartment. Air conditioning, porch, near cam-
pus. Call 665-3549,763-5655 evenings. 68U0412
SINGLES AVAILABLE in 6-bedroom Greenwood
house. 2 blocks from campus. Furnished, 2
bathrooms, fireplace, 2 fridges. For Spring/Sum-
mer. Rent negotiable. Call Paula at 764-5609. Be per-
sistent! dUo41o

MMMMWA

Daily Photo by TO'D WOOLF
Crashed program
Greg Hausman smashes an old University computer during Alpha Pi Mu's
Computer Bash. The bash was to raise money and, of course, have a good
time.

Call for a personal demonstration
RMS ELECTRONICS INC.
LES 973-2440 SERV

BILLY FRYE
never
SLEPT HERE!
Sublet this wonderful room in a house only 1%
minutes from the S.A.B. Rent negotiable for a May
through August sublet. Call Brian at 761-2652 or 761-
2653. dU0416
TWO BEDROOM furnished Apartment, Bi-level,
A/C, Balconies, Parking. 526 Liden. 761-8104
43U0410

SAI

ICE

cJO3Ol

*WRITE ON . .
Editorial and typing service
Freelance writing, research
99x6-0566

cJtc

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS FINALLY
received. In stock now. At the Emblem Shop, Ground
floor, Michigan Union. 91M0410
BIKE EUROPE IN '83
For Details: BIKE EUROPE INC.
234-A Nickels Arcade; 668-0529
cPtc
TODAY IS YOUR DAY Rudi N. Hiebert. You've just
won two free tickets to the State Theater. Come to the
Daily office to pick them up. dP0409

ZONTA CLUB - Rummage Sae. April 3, 5-8:30 p.m.
April 9, 9-2:30 p.m. Armory. Rummage needed -
668-8275or 663-5000 30W0412
NO BONES ABOUT IT Matthew C. Jones, you're a
winner!111 Come to the Daily office to pick up two
free tickets to the State Theater. dL0409
OWN ROOM in two bedroom apartment. May thru
August with fall option, $150.00. Parking, laundry,
close to campus (female). 996-0970. 86Y0409
2 BEDROOM in 4 bedroom house. Kosher, 1 block
south of E. Quad. 996-0887. dY041
2 ROOMMATES (male or female) wanted to share
house with 3 others. $150/month per person. Call
Steve 769-3914. 77Y0412

AROUND THE WORLD STUDY
Kyoto, Bali, Singapore, Benares,
Nairobi, Cairo, Jerusalem, London.
30 university students, drawn from across the United
States, will circle the world Sept. '83-May '84 living
and studying in the above locations. Accompanied by
internationally known senior professors, the selected
students will carry a full course load as they explore
how societies represent and interpret themselves
to themselves and outsiders.
A unique opportunity to study around the world for
a full academic year, the International Honors Program

ffi YAN YAN
{ rN
j
MR FF
0
-(oft6 // tt
aRb

GAKSOYLE7
W pe.91Pvi'J fi VWD R V
1 bl,6A'2 N+ 3

M(\RInAV AtV,41

.: ....... _ ter........... ..

I

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan