Monday, October 6, 2014

Call for Papers: McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative

Call for Papers: McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative Seeking Proposals to Improve the Social Security Disability Insurance Program


The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative is now accepting proposals for papers presenting innovative ideas to improve the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system.

The SSDI Solutions Initiative is a project co-chaired by former Congressmen Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) dedicated to identifying practical and realistic policy changes to improve the SSDI program for its beneficiaries, those contributing to the program, the economy, and society as a whole.

The full call for papers can be read here.

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Solutions Initiative is soliciting ideas to improve various aspects of the SSDI program. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014; selected papers will be presented at a conference in Washington, D.C., in mid-2015 and included in a consolidated volume to be disseminated widely and shared with policymakers and experts in advance of the SSDI trust fund's projected 2016 insolvency date.

Though all topics are welcomed, the SSDI Solutions Initiative is particularly looking for papers addressing one or more of the following topics:

  1. Improving the Disability Determination Process
  2. Modernizing Determination Criteria and Program Eligibility
  3. Strengthening Program Integrity and Management
  4. Improving Incentives and Support for Beneficiaries to Return to Work
  5. Encouraging Disabled Workers to Remain in the Workforce
  6. Improving SSDI Program Interaction with Other Federal, State, Local, and/or Private Programs
  7. Moving beyond the Current "All or Nothing" System of Awarding Benefits
  8. Encouraging Employers to Support Disabled Workers

Potential authors may submit a notice of intent to apply, along with any questions, to

Click here to read a detailed description of suggested paper topics, learn how to submit a proposal, and download a submission form.

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