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Review of Disability Evaluation Study Design: Third Interim Report

Citation

Wunderlich, Gooloo S. & Kalsbeek, William D. (2000). Review of Disability Evaluation Study Design: Third Interim Report. Washington: National Academy Press.

Abstract

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been engaged in a major effort to redesign the process for determining disability for cash benefits and medical assistance under its Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Title II of the Social Security Act and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Title XVI of the Social Security Act. Because of the complexity and far-reaching impact of its efforts, SSA concluded that the redesign effort requires extensive research, testing, and validation, as well as further development of some of its components before national implementation. The effect of the new determination process on the number and characteristics of future beneficiaries also needs further study. The agency asked the National Academies to provide ongoing independent and unbiased review of, and recommendations on, its current and proposed research as it relates to the development of a revised disability decision process including the approach, survey design, and content of the complex multiyear Disability Evaluation Study (DES).

Reference Type

Edited Book

Author(s)

Wunderlich, Gooloo S.
Kalsbeek, William D.

Year Published

2000

Publisher

National Academy Press

City of Publication

Washington

Reference ID

2523