Social Security and Mental Illness: Reducing Disability with Supported Employment
04/07/2009 | 548 Requests *
The largest and fastest growing group of Social Security disability program beneficiaries is people with psychiatric disabilities. The paper finds that combining evidence-based supported employment with mental health services could reduce the rate of disability and enable those already disabled to gain employment, potentially saving personal and government money. Four policy recommendations are given to achieve this goal.
Drake, Robert E.; Skinner, Jonathan S.; Bond, Gary R.; Goldman, Howard H.
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Independent Living; Evidence-Based Practice; Social Security Disability Insurance; SSDI; Supplemental Security Income; SSI; insurance; incentives; Health Affairs 28, no. 3 (2009): 761–770; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.3.762];
Employment Programs, Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness, Sustainability
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Professor of Psychiatry
Dartmouth Medical School
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