Kentucky’s SGA Project Demonstration: An Interim Evaluation Report

Kentucky’s SGA Project Demonstration: An Interim Evaluation Report

Published: Jan 12, 2017
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Associated Project

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project Demonstration

Time frame: 2010-2017

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services


The SGA Project demonstration is investigating state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency practices related to serving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiary customers, and implementing a practical intervention intended to help SSDI customers attain employment at the level of substantial gainful activity (SGA) in two states. The project is funded by a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration. This report presents findings on Kentucky’s experience implementing the demonstration during the first nine months of operation. The findings suggest that Kentucky successfully increased the pace of VR service delivery and achieved improved employment outcomes for SSDI-only beneficiaries receiving the enhanced SGA Project services.

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