In 1996, the Academy’s Disability Policy Panel released a landmark study of disability income policy, Balancing Security and Opportunity: The Challenge of Disability Income Policy.
Key findings of that report useful to the current policy debate are excerpted in the attached .pdf file, including:
Stories from people receiving disability benefits
How does disability income policy fit into the broader disability policy picture?
Does the Social Security definition of work disability fit the program’s purpose?
How are disability claims decided?
Why do the rolls grow and shrink?
Are DI benefits a deterrent to work?
Does the Social Security Administration have adequate funding to administer the program with fairness and integrity?
What is the Academy’s Disability Policy Panel?