Disability Analysis File

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Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Program Development and Research

The Disability Analysis File (DAF), sponsored by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, is a set of files containing SSA administrative data on federal disability beneficiaries.

The DAF aggregates administrative data from a variety of sources to produce a research-ready dataset with one record per beneficiary. It contains historical, longitudinal, and one-time data related to program participation and benefits for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Relative to working with other SSA administrative data, the DAF eliminates tedious data development steps, letting researchers quickly focus on data analysis.

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Jody Schimmel Hyde

Jody Schimmel Hyde

Principal Researcher, Deputy Director, Center for Studying Disability Policy

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