The Benefit Receipt Patterns and Labor Market Experiences of Older Workers Who Were Denied Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits on the Basis of Work Capacity

Social Security Bulletin. 80(2): 25-48, 2020

24 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020

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Jody Schimmel Hyde

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Mathematica Policy Research

April Yanyuan Wu

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Lakhpreet Gill

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Mathematica Policy Research

Date Written: May 5, 2020

Abstract

In this article, the authors use linked survey and administrative data to identify Social Security Disability Insurance applicants who received a denial at steps 4 and 5 of the Social Security Administration’s sequential evaluation process for disability determination. The authors document the denied applicants’ demographic characteristics and the characteristics of the occupations they held before application and track their post-denial benefit receipt, employment, and earnings patterns.

Keywords: Disability Insurance, Disability Determinations, Early Retirement, Disability Beneficiary Employment and Earnings, Disability Applicants, Denied Claims

JEL Classification: H55, J14

Suggested Citation

Hyde, Jody Schimmel and Wu, April Yanyuan and Gill, Lakhpreet, The Benefit Receipt Patterns and Labor Market Experiences of Older Workers Who Were Denied Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits on the Basis of Work Capacity (May 5, 2020). Social Security Bulletin. 80(2): 25-48, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3598226

Jody Schimmel Hyde (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Mathematica Policy Research ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 481030
United States

April Yanyuan Wu

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ( email )

P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
United States

Lakhpreet Gill

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Mathematica Policy Research ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 481030
United States

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