Papers & Releases

SSDI Solutions: Ideas to Strengthen the Social Security Disability Insurance Program – The Book (Published April 2016)

"Developing Social Security Disability (SSDI) Reform Demonstrations to Improve Opportunities and Outcomes Based on Lessons Learned" by Jason Fichtner and Jason Seligman (Published February 2019)

“Development of an Employment/Eligibility Services (EES) System” by David Stapleton, Yonatan Ben-Shalom, and David Mann (Published March 2019) (Section 508 compliant version available here.)

"Compression and Rationalization: Demarcating the Roles of DDS and ALJs in the Disability Determination Process" by Harold J. Krent (Published March 2019)

"Targeting Early Intervention Based on Health Care Utilization of SSDI Beneficiaries by State, with Emphasis on Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse" by Joyce Manchester (Published April 2019)

"Implementing a Community-Focused Health & Work Service (HWS)" by Jennifer Christian, Thomas Wickizer, and Kim Burton (Published May 2019) (Technical Appendix available here.)

"An Operational Approach to Eliminating Backlogs in the Social Security Disability Program" by Gerald Ray and Glenn Sklar (Published June 2019)

"Automatic Enrollment in Private Group Disability Insurance: Evaluation of Evidence to Date and Prospects for the Future" by Mark F. Meyer (Published May 2020)

Press Releases

SSDI Initiative Recommendation Adopted and Initiative Set to Release New Research (1/31/2019)

McCrery and Pomeroy Praise Efforts to Help Workers with Disabilities Stay in the Workforce (10/05/2018)

SSDI Solutions Initiative Commissions Additional Research (7/11/2018)

McCrery and Pomeroy Announce Next Phase of Social Security Disability Insurance Solutions Initiative (4/30/2018)

McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative Releases Recommendations to Improve Social Security Disability Insurance (4/8/2016)

Reps. McCrery & Pomeroy: Budget Deal Should Mark Beginning of SSDI Conversation (11/2/2015)

SSDI Solutions Conference Highlights Possible Improvements for Workers with Disabilities (8/5/2015)

McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative Announces Paper Selections (2/11/2015)

Call for Papers: McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative Seeking Proposals to Improve the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (10/1/2014)

McCrery and Pomeroy Announce Effort to Improve the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (9/16/2014)


Goldwein: Three Smart Reforms in Trump's Budget (6/10/2017, RealClearPolicy)

McCrery and Pomeroy: It's time for action on Social Security disability insurance (5/6/2016, The Hill)

Steuerle: Reforming Disability Policy: Tough Choices Required (8/14/2015, The Government We Deserve)

McCrery and Pomeroy: Social Security disability reform: An issue that can’t wait (8/3/2015, The Hill)

Kolbe and Stenholm: An Honest Conversation About the Future of Social Security (2/23/2015, Roll Call)

McCrery and Pomeroy: A Repair Plan for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (9/18/2014, Roll Call)

Goldwein: A Disability System for the 21st Century (5/1/2012, The Hill)

Issue Briefs

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program – A Short Primer (6/24/2015)

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program – The Determination & Appeals Process (7/10/2015)

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program – The Financial State of the Program (8/6/2015)

Ways & Means Starts Conversation on SSDI Changes (7/14/2015)

Proposal Briefs

Liebman and Smalligan, “An Evidence-Based Path to Disability Insurance Reform" (6/24/2015)

Burkhauser and Daly, "The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities" (7/27/2015)

Gokhale, “A New Approach to SSDI Reform” (7/10/2015)

Autor and Duggan, “Supporting Work: A Proposal for Modernizing the U.S. Disability Insurance System” (3/31/2016)

Coburn, "Protecting Social Security Disability Act of 2014" (12/17/2014)

Bipartisan Policy Center, "Improve the SSDI Program and Address the Impending Trust Fund Depletion" (8/31/2015)

Cotton and Lee, "Return to Work Act of 2016" (6/16/2016)

Lankford Amendment to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (11/2/2015)

Social Security Changes in the Budget Deal (10/29/2015)

Social Security Reforms in President Trump's Budget (6/6/2017)

Reducing Fraud in the Disability System (9/22/2014)

Authors' Statements for Government Record

Comment from Jennifer Christian, Thomas Wickizer, and A. Kim Burton – Requests for Information: Potential Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Demonstration Projects (10/30/2017)

Statement for the Record of Jon Dubin for "Hearing on Examining Changes to Social Security's Disability Appeals Process (7/20/2018)