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Committee Staff Report On The Disability Insurance Program
The Council recognized the desirability of providing benefits to an insured person who becomes totally and permanently disabled and to his dependents. However, a difference existed in the Council on the timing of the introduction of these benefits. Those in favor of immediate introduction argued that perma­nently disabled persons (except the blind) were the only category of permanent social casualties who receive no insurance or assistance under the Social Security Act, and that no other group was more completely dependent or in a more desperate economic situation....
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Title: Committee Staff Report On The Disability Insurance Program
Creator:  House Ways and Means Committee (authors)
Date: July 1974
Format: Government Document
Source: Social Security Online History Page
Keywords: Advisory Council On Social Security; Aging; Black Lung; Blind; Children; Death; Diagnoses & Diseases; Economics; Employment; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Insurance; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Mining; New Deal; Pension; Physical Disability; Policy; Politics; Public Health; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Sensory Disability; Social Security; Social Welfare & Communities; U.S. Congress; Vocational Rehabilitation; Workers Compensation
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy