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Disability Benefit Reform and the Contract for Income Support

Frank S. Bloch
Publication date: 
Tue, 22 Apr 2008

Many social security institutions are in the process of reforming their disability benefit programmes in an effort to reduce historically high numbers of beneficiaries on the rolls.
This brief will discuss the causes of this high recipient rate and will describe current disability benefit reform measures aimed at addressing the problem. It will then explore the policy reasons behind these different reform measures and examine how different types of reform measures might best address those policy concerns.
The manner in which these reform measures are implemented can be critical if they are to achieve their policy goals of greater integration rather than simply reduce benefit rolls.