Dynamic Modeling of the SSDI Application Timing Decision: The Importance of Policy Variables

TitleDynamic Modeling of the SSDI Application Timing Decision: The Importance of Policy Variables
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBurkhauser, RV, Butler, JS, Gumus, G
JournalJournal of Applied Econometrics
Volume19
Issue6
Pagination671-685
Call Numberpubs_2004_Burkhauser_etal_JAE.pdf
KeywordsSocial Security
Abstract

This paper develops a dynamic programming model of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application timing decision. We estimate the time to application from the point at which a health condition first begins to affect the kind or amount of work that a currently employed person can do. We use Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and restricted access Social Security earnings data for estimation. Our results show that the type of work-limiting health condition, presence of employer accommodation, and the relative value of income in the application state to income in the work state significantly affect the timing of SSDI application.

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Endnote Keywords

Social Security Disability Insurance

Endnote ID

13612

Citation Key6964