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Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: continued, improvement, decision, making, accountable, itself, security, disability, ssa, social
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788175467
ISBN-13: 9780788175466

Each year, about 2.5 million people apply to the Social Security Admin. (SSA) for disability benefits. Disability determination services, which are state agencies that conduct disability determinations on behalf of SSA, award benefits to about 35 out of every 100 of these applicants. This report evaluates the SSA's decision-making process for disability determinations & assesses its efforts to improve the process. Reports on factors that contribute to differences between disability determination services & administrative law judges decisions & the SSA's actions to make decisions in initial & a

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disability, ensure, program, integrity, needed, criteria, programs, reexamination, ssa
Number of Pages: 54
ISBN-10: 1428945857
ISBN-13: 9781428945852

Author: Umar Moulta-Ali
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disability, veterans, compensation, programs, insurance, security, benefits, available, social
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936261
ISBN-13: 9781437936261

Provides a description and comparative analysis of the Social Security Disability Insur. (SSDI) and Veterans Disability Compensation (VDC) programs. These issues will be of particular interest to Congress because of the expected increase in the numbers of SSDI and VDC claims. The recent economic decline and aging baby-boomers have continued to place a strain on the Social Security Admin.żs (SSA) resources. The aging of the veteran population and expansion of presumptive conditions policies have contributed to the increase in VDC claims. Contents of this report: Intro.; SSDI.; VDC; Distinction

Author: T. B. Üstün
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: disability, schedule, whodas, assessment, manual, health, measuring
Number of Pages: 145
Published: 2010-04-30
ISBN-10: 9241547596
ISBN-13: 9789241547598

The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) is a unique practical instrument, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), that can be used to measure general health and disability levels, including mental and neurological disorders, both at the population level or in clinical practice, in a wide range of cultural settings. Presented in this book is a detailed overview of how the schedule was developed and validated, together with a description of its key features and applications. The questionnaires that form the basis of WHODAS 2.0 are availa

Author: Cynthia M. Fagnoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disability, conducting, reviews, progress, ssa, security, social, making
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 1998-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788179403
ISBN-13: 9780788179402

In March 1998, the Social Security Admin. (SSA) issued a revised continuing disability reviews (CDR) plan that reflected the experience gained during the first 2 years of the CDR initiative & incorporated additional CDRs for certain children receiving SSI disability benefits. This report determines (1) whether SSA's plan to process 8.1 million CDRs during FY1998-2002 will result in CDRs being done for all beneficiaries for whom CDRs are required by law & (2) whether the disability determination services's (DDS) CDR processing capacity & the CDR funding for FY1998-2002 will be sufficient to pro

Author: Daniel Bertoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: retirement, temporary, process, improve, closer, disability, military, monitoring
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437917461
ISBN-13: 9781437917468

Service members found unfit for duty due to a service-related illness or injury may be eligible for military disability retirement. When their disability is not stable, however, they may be placed on the military's Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) and granted temporary benefits for as long as 5 years. This report responds to concerns about TDRL caseloads, mgmt., and impact on servicemembers. This report examines: (1) recent trends in the TDRL caseload size; (2) recent trends in the characteristics of those placed on the TDRL; (3) disability retirement outcomes for TDRL placements; (4)

Author: Daniel Bertoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: overcome, challenges, needed, transformation, could, coordination, disability, programs, strategic, federal
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437906133
ISBN-13: 9781437906134

Fed. disability programs remained grounded in outmoded concepts that have not been updated to reflect the current state of science, medicine, technology, and labor market conditions. In addition, the Social Security Admin. (SSA) and the Dept. of Vet. Affairs (VA) faced mgmt. challenges, esp. with their disability claims processing. Further, disability experts have expressed concerns about the level of coordination among the many fed. agencies that provide benefits and services to individuals with disabilities. This report determines: what steps SSA and VA have taken to modernize their disabili
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