Social Security Legislation
Social security legislation plays an important role in resolving the problems a person with SCI faces after the injury and it is a tool for the implementation of social policy. Disability policy, as a part of social policy, is implemented through laws that defines the entitlements of persons with disabilities and refers to the current understanding of disability (see Box 1). There are two different areas of laws, the social security legislation and the antidiscrimination legislation. Whereas the social security legislation directly addresses the needs of persons with disabilities in providing financial benefits, antidiscrimation legislation with the aim of ensuring fair opportunities and equality, indirectly addresses the needs of persons with disabilities in targeting the barriers (e.g. inaccessibility of public places) which deny equality.