Disability pensions will become obsolete by the 2030s thanks to affordable technological advances related to genetics, robotics, and nanotechnology.
Prior to that decade, pensioners received free medical, dental, prescriptions, and vision care for not working. Parents and spouses of pensioners often attributed their dependent son/daughter/husband/wife's pension to "God's will," stating there was nothing either they or the one that is receiving caregiver support can do to have a job or start their own business. Governments have been putting restrictions on disability pensioners in recent years in the hopes that medical technology will allow them to hold full-time jobs.
Termination of disability pensionsEdit
By the 2030s, autism will eradicated worldwide, as the formerly mentally disabled leave their anti-psychotic medications and automatic government money and pursue high paying jobs at places like Toyota and freelance work-at-home jobs (everyone will pretty much work at home by the year 2030). While disability pensions have allowed the disabled to become parents and have dependents of their own, they could not own a house and were dependent on their government landlords to give them a 99-year lease so that they could have a house in the suburbs like parents without autism. In most cases, a disability pension was not granted without a legal guardian, making marriage a more complicated process than with people that rely on employment for their source of income.
But as more autistics received the nanobot surgery cure and more handicapped people could afford stem cell products, governments decided to spend money that was being spent on social assistance programs elsewhere. These governments of the future (extremely liberal by today's standards but rather conservative by the standards of the 2030s) decided to develop new and massive employment programs in addition to maintaining the new maglev train tracks. The new governments will also bring back sexual education in junior high schools for the post-rock generation whose parents were never taught sexual education beyond simple abstinence lectures.
The apparently debilitating illness, Wikipedia:Tourettes Syndrome, that causes involuntary 'ticks' does not prevent people taking on highly skilled jobs as described in Oliver Sack's 'An Anthropologist on Mars'.
In Sack's view the disabilities are part of a spectrum of human mentality.