Many wonderful people are caught up in a governmental trap of entitlements that keep these individuals talents away from the world. Once an individual is deemed to be disabled by the government they can no longer seek to become an able body citizens without losing all their benefits. This creates a fear within this individual like a person jumping from a hot shower to a cold bath. Either you receive full disability payments or receive nothing.
I believe there is a middle ground which will enable the individual to regain self confidence so they can become a more productive person in our society. We should insist that people who are receiving disability payment make some attempt to weed themselves off these payments not only to save the tax payer monies but to save these individuals. Those with abilities can work at part-time positions and receive payments that reflect that work. Those with more serious disabilities can perform lesser tasks or take a class and/or get training so that they can seek a position in the future. We need help others truly help themselves by slowly opening a door that has been slammed shut too many of our fellow citizens.