The Employment, Earnings, and Benefit Receipt Outcomes of Youth Vocational Rehabilitation Applicants By Service Receipt Status
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Initial findings reveal substantial differences in youth SSDI and SSI benefit receipt outcomes, such as months in benefit suspension (among those receiving benefits at case closure) and new benefit receipt (among those not receiving benefits at closure), relative to other SVRA applicant age groups. Six full calendar years after case closure, regardless of SVRA service receipt status, people 19-24 years old had the highest average number of months in SSDI or SSI benefit suspension. Across all groups, those who received SVRA services spent relatively more time in benefit suspension. Again regardless of SVRA service receipt status, transition age youth were less likely than those in other age groups to eventually become SSDI or SSI beneficiaries. The analysis will eventually use both descriptive tables and regression models to investigate these and other outcomes.