Accession Number : ADA189210

Title :   Social Security: Little Success Achieved in Rehabilitating Disabled Beneficiaries.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

PDF Url : ADA189210

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Since the beginning of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program in 1954, the Congress has expressed its desire to have as many beneficiaries as possible rehabilitated to productive employment. Historically, however, relatively few beneficiaries have been placed in competitive jobs and removed from the benefit rolls. The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means, asked GAO to review the relationship between the disability program and vocational rehabilitation programs. He sought to learn how the current disability program might be changed to rehabilitate larger numbers of disability applicants. GAO designed its review primarily to explore: why vocational rehabilitation programs have rehabilitated few disability beneficiaries, whether differing state policies on referral of persons to vocational rehabilitation agencies affect the number of beneficiaries removed from the disability rolls, and what changes vocational rehabilitation professionals believe are needed to increase the number of disability beneficiaries who resume work at some level.

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *REHABILITATION, *SOCIAL SECURITY, *EMPLOYMENT, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, INCAPACITATION, PANEL(COMMITTEE), POLICIES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE