Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). What were the precipitating factors that led to the enactment of both policies?
  2. Why should providing reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities be required and ubiquitous on all campuses of higher learning, and should the state and federal governments provide funding for these?
  3. In the United States, many programs and benefits fall within the dichotomy of universal and residual. The Supplemental Security Income is a residual program, means-tested and with high barriers. Discuss why it should be universal and give reasons.