We simulate the effects of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) reform proposals that make firms partially responsible for SSDI benefits paid to their former workers. The simulations suggest the proposals (if implemented) would greatly affect firms and the workforces that the firms employ. ...
Firm-Level Early Intervention Incentives: Which Recent Employers of Disability Program Entrants Would Pay More? (Journal Article)
Patterns of Employment and Allowances for Disability Insurance Applicants
We examine employment and program participation patterns of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) applicants up to 24 months before application for DI. We describe two types of applicants with differing work histories. Proposals that focus on applicants with recent workforce attachment are likely...
Integrating Physical Health Care in Behavioral Health Agencies in Rural Pennsylvania
This qualitative study examined the early implementation of the Behavioral Health Home Plus (BHHP) program in two county behavioral health agencies in rural Pennsylvania. BHHP is a reverse colocation model that embedded a registered nurse in each agency, provided wellness coaching training for agency...
Economic Conditions and Supplemental Security Income Application
This article examines whether economic conditions affect the likelihood that jobless adults with disabilities apply for SSI payments. SSI application is positively associated with an increase in the unemployment rate during an individual's jobless spell but is less likely for an individual whose jobless...
Performance Management for State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Serving Transition-Aged Youth (Issue Brief)
This brief illustrates how state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies can use performance management tools and processes to leverage their data systems to improve their programs.
Experiences of Germany and the Netherlands in Serving Transition-Age Youth
This study explores transition strategies Germany and the Netherlands use to address issues faced by youth with disabilities.
Preparing for Life After High School: The Characteristics and Experiences of Youth in Special Education. Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012. Volume 2: Comparisons Across Disability Groups (Full Report)
Volume 2 of findings from the NLTS 2012 describes the characteristics of youth in 12 disability groups based on IDEA 2004 definitions and how these groups of youth are faring relative to one another.
Closures Are the Tip of the Iceberg: Exploring Variation in Who Receives State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services
State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies provide important employment services for people with disabilities. Yet little is known about the characteristics of individuals who have received VR services compared to the general population of people with disabilities.
Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Return-to-Work Programs
Each year, millions of workers in the United States develop a chronic illness, disability, or other serious medical problem that puts them at risk of exiting the labor force.
Promoting Readiness of Minors in SSI (PROMISE) Evaluation Design Report
Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)—is a multi-agency federal initiative to fund and evaluate programs to promote positive changes in the outcomes of youth with disabilities ages 14 through 16 who receive Supplemental Security Income, and their families.