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With the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund on the verge of depletion, Congress must enact structural reforms to the SSDI program that address and counter the rapid growth in SSDI enrollments in recent years. This brief details a work incentive program for SSDI beneficiaries, called the Generalized Benefit Offset (GBO), which would help get SSDI recipients back into the labor force, enhancing their own economic welfare while increasing economic output on a societal level.
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SSDI, labor, Social Security Disability Insurance
Gokhale, Jagadeesh, "SSDI Reform: Promoting Return to Work without Compromising Economic Security" (2015). Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs. 38.