National Beneficiary Survey

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Social Security Administration
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The National Beneficiary Survey (NBS), sponsored by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, collects data on the employment-related activities of working-age Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries.

Mathematica has been conducting the NBS since its inception in 2004 and we will be implementing additional survey rounds in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

The first four rounds of the survey were part of a study required by Congress to evaluate how well the Ticket to Work (TTW) and other SSA programs were meeting the needs of disability beneficiaries.

Future rounds will focus on factors associated with successful and unsuccessful work attempts by beneficiaries.

Read the case study.