The American Association for Disability Policy Reform    

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Help for the Disabled

Those who apply for disability benefits range from those who are extremely disabled to those who have few impairments and really could return to work.   Our current national policy encourages all of them to look useless and submits all to the disability lottery (details).   Those who win get an average of about $1,000 a month.   The losers get nothing.   Because of the poor current support for vocational rehabilitation, those who want to return to work often can't.

  Consider how we could be supporting those who are completely disabled with no hope of returning to work:     (The names below are fictitious.)

With the $446 billion we are spending each year on disability benefits, we could do much better.   Surely reform is needed.


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Last updated on 3/28/14.