Longitudinal Outcomes of an Early Cohort of Ticket to Work Participants
Gina A. Livermore
Mathematica Policy Research
Cornell Institute for Policy Research
August 1, 2011
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 105-132, 2011
Using 2004–2006 National Beneficiary Survey data matched to Social Security administrative data, we follow a cohort of disability beneficiaries participating in the Ticket to Work (TTW) program for several years to assess changes in their service use, health status, employment, and income. About 20 percent of TTW participants achieved employment at levels that would significantly reduce their disability benefits. Another 40 percent achieved some employment success, but the remaining 40 percent reported no earnings during 2003–2005. Use of TTW support services during 2003–2005 was modest. Many participants experienced significant changes in their health status across survey rounds, which might have affected their ability to actively participate in TTW and to become employed. Many also experienced significant employment and income instability. The findings suggest that employment among TTW participants was associated with reduced poverty.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: diability, employment, ticket to work, social security
JEL Classification: J20Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 3, 2011
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