This brief describes the characteristics of adults with mental health conditions who participate in the federal disability programs and reports evidence from three recent studies of longer-term impacts of supported employment (SE) on the employment of people with mental health conditions.
New Series Synthesizes Important Body of Work from the Disability Research Consortium
Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy recently released five briefs synthesizing the findings from 21 research studies conducted for the Social Security Administration’s Disability Research Consortium. The five-brief series addresses the following topics:
- The characteristics of applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance and the implications for efforts to help them remain in the labor force
- What we have learned about the receipt of Supplemental Security Income among children
- Lessons learned about interactions between the Social Security Administration and vocational rehabilitation programs
- The long-term effects of employment interventions for people with mental health conditions
- New evidence on overpayments of Social Security Disability Insurance following return to work and implications for initiatives to reduce them
The Center for Studying Disability Policy is one of two policy research centers leading the Disability Research Consortium. Throughout this seven-year cooperative agreement, the Center for Studying Disability Policy has developed new research with a team of disability policy experts and researchers. The team, with members from Mathematica, the University of Illinois-Chicago, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Washington, has conducted more than 60 studies to help inform disability programs and policies.
Long-Term Impacts of Employment Interventions Targeted to People with Mental Health Conditions
DI Applicants' Characteristics and the Implications for Efforts to Help Them Remain in the Labor Force
This brief summarizes findings from recent Disability Research Consortium (DRC) studies that examine the characteristics of DI applicants and assess potential approaches for targeting early interventions, and discusses the policy implications of these findings.