Should social security use the ADA definition of disabled rather than their own?

I believe there would be no bad backers, mildly depressed, etc. on ssi and ssdi if they did. Legally speaking it much harder to get around the ADAs definition of Disabled. The way the system is setup now its very subjective, legally speaking, as to who is disabled.


According to the ADAAA a disability alters a major life activity. Basically, that means the disabled are deaf, blind, paralyzed, etc.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Actually, you are wrong. The ADA definition of disability is much broader than the Social Security definition. Many people with disabilities under the ADA would not qualify for SSI. Anyone who qualifies for SSI would have a disability under the ADA.

  • 4 years ago


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