Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2013

Thesis Advisor(s)

Kenneth Cough

Honors Major



My thesis details both of the main programs of the U.S Disability System: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). My thesis tracks the history and development, current status, current financial crises, and future outlooks of both systems. It also draws on experiences from Dutch Disability reform and other ideas to present a framework on how to reform U.S. Disability so that it does not exhaust itself.