DI & SSI Program Participants: Characteristics & Employment, 2015 examines the work activity of working-age adult Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients before and after disability award. It covers work activity, employment expectations and characteristics, employment services, and factors affecting employment. This chartbook is a companion to National Beneficiary Survey: Disability Statistics, 2015, which presents statistics on beneficiary characteristics from National Beneficiary Survey data.
Policymakers are frequently interested in encouraging DI beneficiaries and SSI recipients to return to work, and to help, SSA offers numerous work supports and services. This chartbook provides context for beneficiaries' and recipients' return-to-work efforts by presenting detailed information on their work patterns before and after award.
Emily Roessel and Paul O'Leary of the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support prepared this publication. Staff of the Office of Dissemination in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics edited it and prepared it for publication.
Susan B. Wilschke
Acting Associate Commissioner for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support