National Disability Forum: July 2015

National Disability Coalition:

A Forum for All Interested Disability Stakeholders

Revised question, please respond by Friday, December 19, 2014

QUESTION

How can we better determine whether the medical condition(s) of an individual with a disability has improved and is no longer disabling? For example, are there specific medical conditions we should review more frequently or other factors we should specifically consider?


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At the Social Security Administration, we feel that engaging interested parties in a public forum can help us capture innovative ideas, ensuring that our vision for the disability program continues to keeps pace with advances in medicine, science, technology, and the modern workplace.


We are committed to developing responsive policy to empower individuals with a disability, and to minimizing financial hardship in accordance with the statutory guidelines of the disability program. We do this by continuously seizing new opportunities to improve the accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of our disability decisions, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of our determination process.


We would like to hear your ideas for improving our disability programs. Please review our question below and take a few moments to share your thoughts, read what others have written, and vote for your favorite ideas.



National Disability Forum: July 2015

What will it take for SSI policy to mirror SSDI policy?

This question pertains to the work SGA for the non-blind of $1,090/month for SSDI beneficiares while SSI beneficiaries only get the first $65 of earned income excluded. This is a disparity in procedure and has work disincentive implications for youth/young adults as they attempt to flex their work muscles and try to overcome the threat of losing their SSI when they are not fully sure that they have the capacity to hold ...more »

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