The Case for Reforming the Disability Grids

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The Trump administration should consider doing away with this archaic structure and revising the grids down to two age groups—working-age adults between the ages of 18 and 64, and those of advanced age, defined as individuals who are 65 years old or older.

This change would account for economic advancements, simplify the grid process for administrators, bring the rules more in line with other government programs, and reflect where the public stands on the issue.

The disability system is an important safety net for individuals who truly cannot work. But it is clear that reform is needed to protect the program for these truly needy individuals and to ensure the sustainability of the program for future generations.