22 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Date Written: June 1, 2001
In order to understand whom among the non-disabled older population experiences a health problem later in life and applies for Social Security Disability Insurance, it is necessary to investigate patterns of coverage and reasons for non-coverage. This paper shows that while the safety net program covers most American workers, a substantial group of older women is not covered. In this sense, the program is not helpful to workers reaching their late 50's and early 60's with health-related problems.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Mitchell, Olivia S. and Phillips, John W. R., Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (June 1, 2001). Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2001-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084651 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1084651