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Impact of Federal Policies on an Aging Workforce with Disabilities

March 2012 | Report/Brief

The NTAR Leadership Center

Richard W. Johnson

March 2012

This report examines the potential impact of federal policy on work incentives for adults with disabilities in their sixties an late fifties. The report explores the key provisions and work incentives for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) as compared to those in other disability programs and assesses how they affect work decisions by older adults with disabilities. The report also includes an examination of other federal policies and programs affecting older workers regardless of disability, including Social Security retirement, Medicare and rules regarding phased retirement while highlighting features discouraging work at older ages. The NTAR Leadership Center (National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Increasing the Employment and Economic Independence of Adults with Disabilities) was a training and technical assistance center funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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Impact of Federal Policies on an Aging Workforce with Disabilities