The Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) is an extramural research program that was established by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2018. Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy has partnered with the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College in...
- Program evaluation
- Disability policy analysis
- Social Security Disability Insurance overpayments
- Economic Well Being and Income Support
- Human Services
Denise Hoffman’s research focuses on the employment, program participation, and health insurance of adults with disabilities. Her current research includes an analysis of the Benefit Offset National Demonstration, which tests the effects of an alternative benefit schedule on Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries’ employment and DI benefit receipt. In addition, she is conducting several investigator-initiated studies as part of the Social Security Administration Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. She is also evaluating a state system of home and community based service provision.
Hoffman’s past research includes impact analyses of federally-funded initiatives intended to help people with disabilities become self-sufficient, including the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration, Ticket to Work, the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment, and the Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Voucher Program. Other work include an analysis of employer strategies to connect low-income workers to supportive services and Medicaid analyses.
Hoffman, who joined Mathematica in 2010, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Retirement and Disability Research Consortium
Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) Implementation and Evaluation
The Benefit Offset National Demonstration is testing variants of Social Security Disability Insurance program rules governing work and other supports.
Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE)
The Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment, authorized under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, awards funds to states to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions for workers with potentially disabling health conditions.
Mathematica Researchers Present at the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting
Two of Mathematica’s disability policy research experts presented at the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) Annual Meeting on August 1 and August 2, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.