Providing Health Benefits and Work-Related Services to Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries: Six-Month Results from the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration

Publisher: New York, NY: MDRC and Washington, DC: Center for Studying Disability Policy and Mathematica Policy Research
Apr 30, 2010
Authors
David Wittenburg, Anne Warren, Deborah Peikes, and Stephen Freedman
This brief, the second in a series, evaluates the impacts of the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration, which provides earlier access to health coverage and related services to uninsured beneficiaries. Early findings indicate that the demonstration increased the use of health care services and reduced reported unmet health care needs for these individuals during the first six months following random assignment.