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Social Security: SocialSecurityDefinitionOfDisability

Social Security: SocialSecurityDefinitionOfDisability

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Social Security Advisory Board
October 2003
 
Social Security Advisory Board
An independent, bipartisan Board created by the Congress and appointed by thePresident and the Congress to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
.............................................................................................................1
BACKGROUND
................................................................................................................2
I.The Definition of Disability in an Evolving Programand an Evolving World
...................................................................................3A. Adoption of the Definition.....................................................................................3B.Applying the Definition..........................................................................................3C.A Half Century of Change.......................................................................................4
II.Work as an Objective of Social Security Disability Programs
..........................8A.Vocational Rehabilitation........................................................................................8B.Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999...........................10C.Work Activity of Disability Beneficiaries.............................................................12
III.Conflicting Policy Objectives
.............................................................................13
IV.Issues Related to Alternative Program Designs
................................................23
V.Conclusion
............................................................................................................26Appendix AApproaches of European Countries..............................................................................29Appendix BSSA’s Previous Employment Support Demonstration Projects...................................32Appendix CCurrent and Planned Demonstration Projects..............................................................34Appendix DSelected Data Related to Social Security Disability Programs....................................36Social Security Advisory Board.........................................................................................45

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