Tag: SSDI

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This paper advances an analytic approach to analyzing the full impact, both direct and indirect, of disparities by race, ethnicity and gender using structural equation modeling (SEM) and demonstrates its empirical application for adults ages 55-64 across a range of outcomes related to disability, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications, and SSDI participation. The paper…

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In most disability insurance programs, beneficiaries lose some or all of their benefits if they earn above an earnings threshold.  While intended to screen out applicants with high remaining working capacity, earnings limits can also distort the labor supply of beneficiaries.  We develop a simple framework to evaluate this trade-off…