Growth in Disability Benefits: Explanations and Policy Implications


Growth in Disability Benefits: Explanations and Policy Implications




This collection of original papers reveals why caseloads of the nation's two largest income entitlement programs for disability - Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - have soared.


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1. Introduction / Kalman Rupp and David C. Stapleton

PART I. Empirical Analyses of the National Experience
2. Empirical Analysis of DI and SSI Application and Award Growth / David Stapleton, Kevin Coleman, Kimberly Dietrich, Gina Livermore
Comments on Chapter 2 / Edward Yelin, Paul R. Cullinan, Richard G. Frank
3. The Impact of Health Care Costs and Medicaid on SSI Participation / Aaron S. Yelowitz
Comments on Chapter 3 / Barbara Wolfe
4. Determinants of Duration on the Disability Rolls and Program Trends / Kalman Rupp and Charles G. Scott
Comments on Chapter 4 / Daniel Mont
5. Characteristics of SSI and DI Recipients in the Years Prior to Receiving Benefits / Mary C. Daly
Comments on Chapter 5 / Daniel Mont, Virginia Reno

PART II. A Closer Look at State and Local Experiences
6. The Growth in Disability Programs as Seen by SSA Field Office Managers / L. Scott Muller and Peter M. Wheeler
7. The Ending of General Assistance and SSI Disability Growth in Michigan / John Bound, Sherrie Kossoudji, Gema Ricart-Moes
8. Lessons from Case Studies of Recent Program Growth in Five States / Gina Livermore, David Stapleton, and Andrea Zeuschner
Comments on Chapters 6, 7, 8 / Martha R. Burt, Barbara Henry Bordelon

PART III. Perspective on Program Growth and Policy
9. Growth in Federal Disability Programs and Implications for Policy / Gilbert Fisher and Melinda Upp
10. The View from the Trenches
The View from SSA's Philadelphia Regional Office / Larry Massanari
The View from SSA's Concord, New Hampshire, District Office / Celeste Hemingson
The View from Michigan's Office of Disability Determination / Charles Jones
11. Policy Responses to Program Growth
The Perspective of a Public Trustee / Stanford G. Ross
Unsustainable Growth: Preserving Disability Programs for Americans with Disabilities / Andrew I. Batavia
Policy Implications fo Recent Growth in Beneficiaries with Mental Illness / Howard H. Goldman
Rethinking the Social Security Disability Programs: Causes and Options / Jane L. Ross
Policy Changes to Improve Market Outcomes / Carolyn L. Weaver
12. Employment Policy
Return to Work for SSI and DI Beneficiaries: Employment Policy Challenges / Susan M. Daniels and Jane West
Policies to Make Work Pay for People with Disabilities / Richard V. Burkhauser
Private Sector Disability Management Activities and the Social Security Disability Program / Patricia M. Owens
The Promise and Limitations fo Employment Policies for Current SSI Recipeints / Craig Thornton
13. Summing Up: Reflections on the Past and Future of Disability Policy / Richard V. Burkhauser


Papers based on the the conference in Washington, D.C. entitled: The Social Security Administration's Disability Programs: Explanations of Recent Growth and Implications for Disability Policy on July 20-21, 1995


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Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Workers compensation and disability; Disability

Growth in Disability Benefits: Explanations and Policy Implications




Rupp, Kalman, and David C. Stapleton, eds. 1998. Growth in Disability Benefits: Explanations and Policy Implications. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.