Friday, October 07, 2011

#COEHITR John Rust talking - Economics of Disability

Economics of disability
John Rust, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

Disability in USA - Two programs: SSDI and SSI

In 2010 12M receive SSDI SSI= 3.2M and 1.4M on both.

Explosive growth in submissions and awards. 

SSDI application can be done online. There has been explosive growth in online applications. 8% in 2007 growing to 35% in 2010.

Self-reported health status has been flat but an increase in applications for disability. An increasing use of Attorneys and Vocational Experts in the appeals process. 

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