Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upcoming event: Why Are More People Claiming Disability Insurance?

Why Are More People Claiming Disability Insurance
and What Should Be Done About It?

Register Now – Space is Limited
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
B-318 Rayburn House Office Building

Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance have increased in recent years. What does this increase imply for the program overall, and particularly for its funding over the long term? Was this increase anticipated, or was it surprising? Does it affect the effectiveness of the program? This forum will address these questions and present varied perspectives about the causes and consequences of changes in the DI caseload. Speakers will discuss past trends in disability claims; differing perspectives on why the rolls have grown; implications for the effectiveness of the DI program; and implications for the economic security of beneficiaries. Register now to get answers to your questions.


  • Stephen C. Goss, Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
  • Lisa Ekman, Senior Policy Advisor, Health and Disability Advocates
  • David Stapleton, Director, Center for Studying Disability Policy, Mathematica Policy Research


  • Marty Ford, Chief Public Policy Officer, The Arc
  • Tony Young, Senior Public Policy Strategist, NISH


  • Mark Miller, Reuters

This forum builds on the standing-room-only roundtable event, “Increasing Rolls in Disability Insurance: Policy Perspectives,” held on January 27, 2012, at NASI’s annual conference.

Click here to register.

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