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Former Social Security Commissioners and Others Respond to Our Disability Story

Our series on government disability programs continues to provoke debate. A group of former commissioners from the Social Security Administration (Social Security runs the programs) put out this response.

  • Commissioners' Letter
  • And here's a response from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

  • CCD Response
  • Here are various papers looking at issues raised in our series, particularly factors driving the program's growth:

  • Mathematica Policy Research Paper
  • SF Fed Research Brief
  • CBPP on growth
  • Duggan/Iberman on growth
  • Social Security Administration Congressional Testimony on growth
  • CBO on growth of disability program and policy options
  • CBPP response to our story
  • Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration posted this in response to our reporting on the disability program for children:

  • Pollack on children
  • Mary Daly, at the San Francisco Federal Reserve (source of this graph) put out this briefing paper:

  • Daly on children
  • Dylan Mathews at Wonkblog laid out a couple of policy proposals for reforming Social Security Disability Insurance:

  • Wonkblog on policy reform

  • Judge Randall Frye, President of the Association of Administrative Law Judges and featured in our story, announced plans to call for changes in the way Social Security runs disability hearings:

  • WSJ on Media Briefing
  • Last Friday, disability researchers gathered at a conference organized by the American Enterprise Institute and the B rookings Institution. They covered a wide range of topics, included ones we looked at in our reporting. You can watch the whole thing here:

  • AEI/Brookings conference on disability
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