Gina A. Livermore

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The contents of this paper do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government (Edgar, 75.620 (b)). The views in this policy brief are not necessarily endorsed by Cornell University or the American Association of People with Disabilities .
This introduction offers a context for the articles in this thematic series by providing an overview of the programs that provide cash and in-kind supports to people with disabilities in the United States, summarizes the increasing reliance on these programs, and describes the challenges associated with reducing dependency on these programs. It then briefly(More)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs serve populations with similar characteristics. SSI serves adults and children with disabilities who are in low-income families, and AFDC serves low-income families with children. Because of that overlap, policy changes in one program can affect the other. In(More)
T he Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs provide income support to working-age individuals (age 18 to 65) deemed unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a significant and long-lasting health condition. 2 Given these program eligibility criteria, it is not surprising that only(More)
OBJECTIVE We use nationally representative data on working-age recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to profile beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities and compare them with beneficiaries eligible for SSDI and SSI on the basis of other health conditions. METHOD Using data from 4 National(More)
and do not assume endorsement by the Federal Government (Edgar, 75.620(b)). ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We gratefully acknowledge Cindy Gruman and Allison Roche for their assistance in preparing this report. We also appreciate the helpful comments on an early draft of the report provided by David Stapleton.
This research and training effort is an across college effort at Cornell University between the Program on Employment and Disability in the Extension Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology. The Lewin Group is an internationally recognized research and(More)
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