Pre-Application Activities of Social Security Disability Insurance Applicants
In this brief, we describe the employment and program participation patterns of people with disabilities before they apply for SSDI, adding to the existing literature by focusing on patterns as much as 42 months before application and including a range of programs. A better understanding of the experiences of people immediately before SSDI application can inform policies and programs designed to help potential applicants remain in the workforce and stem growth in the SSDI rolls.
Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disorders and Other Disabilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation