Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Upcoming event: Social Security Disability Insurance: Challenges and Opportunities

Social Security Disability Insurance:
Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, June 21, 2013 • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

To attend in person in Washington, D.C., register at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6949272461. (Registration is required.)


  • Moderator: Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Kenneth Apfel, Professor of Practice at University of Maryland School of Public Policy and Former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
  • Lisa Ekman, Director of Federal Policy, Health and Disability Advocates
  • Melissa Favreault, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Gina Livermore, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Join our panel of experts as they answer such questions as:

  • What are the economic circumstances of Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries?  What policies might improve these?
  • What are the main challenges for the DI program?
  • How should DI fit into Social Security reform discussions?
  • How would DI beneficiaries be affected by alternate approaches to reducing Social Security’s long-range financing gap?
  • How might the current political environment shape DI’s future?

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