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Citation:  Delin, Barry S.; Hartman, Ellie C.; Sell, Christopher W. (2012). The impact of work incentive benefits counseling on employment outcomes: Evidence from two return-to-work demonstrations. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 36 (2), 97-107.
Title:  The impact of work incentive benefits counseling on employment outcomes: Evidence from two return-to-work demonstrations
Authors:  Delin, Barry S.; Hartman, Ellie C.; Sell, Christopher W.
Year:  2012
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-2012-0585
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This study examined the influence that different amounts of work incentive benefits counseling had on consumers' employment outcomes. It also examined the influence of prior employment on service provision. Data were combined from two return-to-work projects in Wisconsin. Participants were volunteers receiving Social Security disability benefits and typically had stronger post-disability employment histories than the general SSDI and SSI populations. The amount of benefits counseling provided had positive and statistically significant impacts on all three outcomes, with estimated gains of $34 in earnings and $37 in income in each calendar quarter over a two year period. The gain in the quarterly employment rate was 1.1%. Having strong employment outcomes in the period between establishing eligibility for a Social Security disability program and entering one of the return-to-work projects proved a strong predictor of how much service an individual participant received.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  SSI and SSDI recipients
Interventions:  Other