Lessons Learned from
SSA Demonstrations:
A State of the Science Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Volume to be published in 2021.

A full-day event and volume dedicated to lessons learned from the U.S. Social Security Administration's past tests of policies and programs to improve beneficiary work outcomes and directions for future research.

Over the past several decades, the U.S. Social Security Administration has tested new policies and programs to improve beneficiary work outcomes. These demonstrations have covered most aspects of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs and populations and have addressed topics including family supports, children, informational notices, changes to benefit calculations, and a variety of employment services and program waivers.

This event and the subsequent volume summarize lessons learned about which policies, programs, and other operational decisions could provide effective supports for disability beneficiaries who want to work.