Tag: Social Security Disability

Their finances are in the green

Abstract Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications and receipts vary greatly by state. This paper investigates the extent to which this geographic variation in SSDI applications reflects differences in health, demographics, and employment characteristics, state policies, and politics. We find that demographic, health, and employment characteristics of the state have the greatest effect on state-lev…

Their finances are in the green

The brief’s key findings are: Jobless individuals tend to delay applying for disability insurance (SSDI) until their extended unemployment insurance (UI) runs out. Those who do apply for SSDI while still on unemployment are more likely to be approved, suggesting they are less healthy than those who delay. UI extensions do not appear to reduc…