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N4T Investigators: Social Security delay puts family on streets

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A Tucson family says they have been forced to live on the street because of a two year delay with Social Security.

"The neglect of Social Security has left me and my wife without anything," Frank Norcia said.

Norcia says he first contacted Social Security in 2014, after a stray bullet left him with both physical and mental disabilities.

"I have all the paperwork right here, we keep sending it in and we never hear back," said Norcia. "I did every aspect of what they wanted from me and nothing has happened. Please let us know don't let us hang in the wind like, hobos."

Norcia says that at first, he and his wife had hope the problem would be fixed. After months went by though, they had to sell off more and more of their possessions. The debt piled up and they were evicted from their Tucson apartment.

The eviction has been especially hard on Norcia's wife, Jamie-Lynn.

"Everything for the past 43 years that I had in my house, keepsakes from my grandparents who are both dead, my son's childhood things," said Jamie-Lynn Norcia. "I lost everything. Everything. Things I will never be able to recover in my life... This is... this is just beyond my wildest dream."

Why Social Security officials have not responded to the Norcia's claim is unclear.

News 4 Tucson Investigator Nick VinZant contacted Social Security. They said that while they cannot comment specifically on the Norcia's claim, people with mental and physical disabilities generally qualify for the program.

"We seem stuck up in some kind of system," said Frank Norcia.

After News 4 Tucson contacted Social Security, we were given a phone number for the Norcia's to call. The Norcia's called that number and according to the Norcia's attorney, a hearing should be scheduled in the next few weeks.

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