What Have we Learned about SSA and VR Program Interactions?
DRC Brief Number: 2018-05
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 31, 2018
- Payments from SSA to VR agencies for SSI recipients and DI beneficiaries who receive VR services and then return to substantive work are relatively infrequent, occurring for only 3.5 percent of VR applicants.
- Among the SSI and DI beneficiaries for whom VR received any payment, SSA payments equaled 9.3 percent of all benefits forgone for work. Payments are low, in part, because VR agencies do not submit all potential payment requests.
- VR service receipt is associated with positive adult employment outcomes among former child SSI recipients.
- Transition-age you with mental health conditions who received VR services were less likely to receive SSI payments or DI benefits in early adulthood compared to VR customers without mental health conditions.
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