Risk of Bankruptcy among Applicants to Disability Insurance

  title={Risk of Bankruptcy among Applicants to Disability Insurance},
  author={Tal Gross and Brad Trenkamp},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  pages={1149 - 1156}
Background. Poor health can lead to financial instability and, eventually, bankruptcy. We examined how entrance into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program was associated with bankruptcy filings among those who had a disability and applied to the SSDI program. Methods. We merged dockets from U.S. bankruptcy courts that cover 2000 through 2009 to administrative records on all SSDI applicants from 2000 through 2003 (adults aged > 18, N = 1,500,607). We estimated logistic… 

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