Rains, Robert E., The Christian Science Monitor
A Time of Adjustment for Disabilities Act
"Why the Disabilities Act Is Missing Its Mark," Jan. 16, frankly misses the mark. While the author may be knowledgeable about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), his essay is filled with misconceptions regarding the federal income maintenance programs administered by the Social Security Administration - Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
He refers to these programs as "transition payments ... needed in the case of recoveries from severe accidents" and "pensioning off every person with a disability." Both propositions are false. The statutory definition of …
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Publication information: Article title: Letters. Contributors: Rains, Robert E. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 27, 1997. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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