ERIC Number: ED043187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Adjustment to Disability.
Ludwig, Edward G.
Designed to assess the validity of the determinations among applications for Social Security disability benefits, a comprehensive evaluation of each applicant was made including medical, psychological, social, and vocational data on each subject and his family. A followup study was conducted for 705 applicants from Ohio two to six years after the initial application was made for disability benefits. Results of the followup showed that 66.7 percent were receiving retirement benefits, 11.1 percent were substantially gainfully employed, and 53 percent had personal incomes of less than $150 per month. The agency participation and applicant characteristics (health status, economic and employment status, family situation, and general activities and situation) are fully described. (RD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Medicine.
Identifiers: Social Security