Federal disability assistance wide array of programs needs to be examined in light of 21st century challenges : report to congressional committees.

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Page 30 - Then, as mentioned earlier, the draft questionnaire was pretested with program officials to ensure that the questions were relevant, clearly stated, and easy to comprehend. When the data were analyzed, a second, independent analyst checked all computer programs. Since this was a Web-based survey, respondents entered their answers directly into the electronic questionnaire. This eliminated the need to have the data keyed into a database, thus removing an additional source of error.
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Page 4 - For example, from 1982 to 2002, the number of disabled workers receiving benefits under SSA's Disability Insurance (DI) program doubled from 2.6 million to 5.5 million, while payments quadrupled from about $14.8 billion to $60 billion. Moreover, these disability programs are poised to grow even more as baby boomers reach their disability-prone years. This program growth is exacerbated by the low rate of return to work for individuals with disabilities receiving cash and medical benefits. In addition,...
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