Richard Burkhauser

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The rapid rise in caseloads and costs in the Social Security Disability Insurance program is worrisome when put in the context of the broader goals program-to protect the economic well-being of people with disabilities. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the employment of those with disabilities has declined and their household income has remained flat.

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SSDI provides a critical safety net for Americans whose impairments prevent them from working. But its incentive structure pushes away from employment many who could work. 

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The latest Social Security Administration data document that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) rolls reached a record high of 8.85 million in March 2013, an increase of 1.6 million or 21 percent since the start of the Great Recession in 2007.

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This second day of a two-day conference will feature three panels.

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This first day of a two-day conference will feature three panels.

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The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is growing at an unsustainable pace.

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