Research & Analysis by Ralph Treitel

Recovery of Disabled Beneficiaries: A 1975 Followup Study of 1972 Allowances
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 4 (released April 1979)
by Ralph Treitel

Disability Beneficiary Recovery
ORES Working Paper No. 2 (released February 1979)
by Ralph Treitel

In recent years, the number of workers awarded disability insurance benefits has rapidly increased, while there has been no corresponding increase in the numbers leaving the rolls for recovery. Concern has been expressed that cash benefit payments may be leading to disincentives to beneficiaries to return to work after medical improvement

To examine this question, a comparative analysis was made of the demographic, disability, and benefit characteristics of a sample of disabled workers who left the benefit rolls for recovery in contrast to the characteristics of those who remained on the rolls after award of disability benefits in 1972. Characteristics related to greater recovery included younger age, higher education, disability due to traumatic injury, residence in western states.

Disability Claimants Who Contest Denials and Win Reversals Through Hearings
ORES Working Paper No. 3 (released February 1979)
by Ralph Treitel

This paper presents the social and demographic characteristics of those disability claimants whose cases go to hearing. Particular attention is given to how these characteristics may be related to (1) the individual decision to contest a denial or accept it; (2) the general increase in disability claims and contested applications in recent years; and (3) the high proportion of reversals in hearings.

Effect of Financing Disabled Beneficiary Rehabilitation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 11 (released November 1975)
by Ralph Treitel

Recovery of Disabled After Trust Fund Financing of Rehabilitation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 2 (released February 1973)
by Ralph Treitel

Characteristics of Disabled- Worker Beneficiaries with Workmen's Compensation Offset
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 2 (released February 1972)
by Ralph Treitel

Rehabilitation of the Disabled
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 3 (released March 1971)
by Ralph Treitel

Financing of Disability Beneficiary Rehabilitation
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 4 (released April 1969)
by Ralph Treitel