Social Security Bulletin

Bulletin reporting data on the operations of the Social Security Administration and the results of research and analysis pertinent to the social security program.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 4, 2012

An Overview of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Context of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
This article examines the economic security of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population by exploring AIAN receipt of Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This analysis uses data from the 2005-2009 American Community...
Changes in Diagnostic Codes at Age 18
IntroductionEach year, as tens of thousands of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients reach age 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) redetermines their medical eligibility according to adult disability standards. Child participation...
Factors Affecting Initial Disability Allowance Rates for the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs: The Role of the Demographic and Diagnostic Composition of Applicants and Local Labor Market Conditions
Various factors outside the control of decision makers may affect the rate at which disability applications are allowed or denied during the initial step of eligibility determination in the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security...
How Did the Recession of 2007-2009 Affect the Wealth and Retirement of the Nearar Retirement Age Population in the Health and Retirement Study?
This article uses household wealth and labor market data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to investigate how the recent "Great Recession" has affected the wealth and retirement of those approaching retirement age as the recession began, a potentially...
Mind the Gap: The Distributional Effects of Raising the Early Eligibility Age and Full Retirement Age
Policymakers have proposed increases to the early eligibility age (EEA) and/or full retirement age (FRA) to address increasing life expectancy and Social Security solvency issues. This analysis uses the Social Security Administration's Modeling Income...
Profile of Social Security Disabled Workers and Dependents Who Have a Connection to Workers' Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
SummaryThis note explores the characteristics of Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries and their dependents who also have a connection to workers' compensation (WC) and/or public disability benefits (PDBs). As of December 2008, 8.3 percent of the 9.2...
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