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Vocational Rehabilitation on the Road to Social Security Disability: Longitudinal Statistics from Matched Administrative Data


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  • David C. Stapleton
  • Frank H. Martin
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    This study describes the extent to which vocational rehabilitation (VR) applicants receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits before or after VR application. SSD entry varies with VR applicant characteristics; those with relatively high SSD entry include non-Hispanic whites, those not employed at application, those with more than a high school education, and especially those already receiving Supplemental Security Income but not SSD. There is also wide variation in SSD entry across states, with some states having entry percentages twice as high as others.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7674.

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    Length: 60
    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7674

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    Keywords: Social Security disability; disability insurance; Old Age; Survivors; and Disability Insurance; OASDI; Rehabilitation Services Administration; RSA; SSDI workers; disabled adult children; disabled beneficiaries;

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    1. David Dean & John Pepper & Robert Schmidt & Steven Stern, 2014. "State vocational rehabilitation programs and federal disability insurance: an analysis of Virginia’s vocational rehabilitation program," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 1-19, December.


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