Cut through the red tape around applying for benefits and give people Universal Basic Income instead.
Currently, federal and state governments pay what must be an enormous amount of money to administer programs that deliver benefits when someone meets their criteria for being found "disabled." These are very labor intensive, they require huge staffs including administrative judges, state judges, federal judges, attorneys, and consulting physicians. When a person is found to be "disabled," the benefits they receive aren't enormous, at around $12,000 annually. What if all the red tape was cut - and there were no more "disability" determinations or benefits? Instead, the money spent administering these programs would go toward a basic universal income for all. The numbers must be out there. It would just take some calculations to figure how far the savings from not administering these programs would go toward covering basic universal income.