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ERIC Number: ED406800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 25
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The Supplemental Security Income Program and the School-To-Work Transition Initiative: A National Assessment of Potential Eligibility.
Berry, Hugh; Halloran, William
Data from the 1992 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) were used to investigate the participation of young adults with disabilities between the ages of 18 through 26 (n=6,025,000) in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The study found that 33.4 percent of potentially eligible persons between 19 and 36 years old were found to be actually participating in the SSI program. Findings also indicated that employment and earnings were lower for SSI participants than for the general population; however, median income difference between persons who were eligible and those who participated in the SSI program were not evident. SSI participation rates were found to be higher for persons with more severe functional limitations, including those requiring assistance with basic personal needs. Persons who were potentially eligible reported poorer health and greater health care needs than persons in the general population. The implication of the findings for educators and policymakers are discussed, particularly the need for education personnel to develop strategies with adult service agencies to ensure that students are adequately informed about the SSI program and its work incentives. (Contain 44 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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