National Beneficiary Survey: Disability Statistics, 2015 provides key descriptive statistics from the 2015 National Beneficiary Survey (NBS), including beneficiary characteristics and health, program and service participation, employment interest and activity, job characteristics, and benefits and employment interaction.
The NBS, sponsored by the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, collects data on a wide range of variables not available in SSA's administrative systems. It provides SSA, Congress, researchers, and policymakers with information about key factors that contribute to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries' and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients' successful or unsuccessful employment efforts.
Emily Roessel of the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support prepared this publication. Staff of the Office of Information Resources in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics edited it and prepared it for publication.
Direct any questions, ideas, or comments about the publication to ORDES.NBS@ssa.gov.
Katherine N. Bent
for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support