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2004

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Bryn Mawr College

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Review Of Welfare: A Documentary History Of U.S. Policy And Politics, Edited By Gwendolyn Mink And Rickie Solinger, Sanford F. Schram Sep 2004

Review Of Welfare: A Documentary History Of U.S. Policy And Politics, Edited By Gwendolyn Mink And Rickie Solinger, Sanford F. Schram

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

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Termination Of Supplemental Security Income Benefits For Drug Addiction And Alcoholism: Results Of A Longitudinal Study Of The Effects On Former Beneficiaries, James A. Swartz, Jim Baumohl, Arthur J. Lurigio Mar 2004

Termination Of Supplemental Security Income Benefits For Drug Addiction And Alcoholism: Results Of A Longitudinal Study Of The Effects On Former Beneficiaries, James A. Swartz, Jim Baumohl, Arthur J. Lurigio

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

This article reviews the results of a multisite cohort study on effects of terminating Supplemental Security Income benefits for drug addiction and alcoholism. Within 2 years of the program's termination, 35 - 43 percent of participants requalified for disability benefits for another impairment. Regardless of requalification status, substance abuse treatment participation declined sharply and illegal drug use was prevalent. Although many of those who did not requalify lost income, medical benefits, and housing, these losses lessened over time and were not associated with increased psychological or medical problems or with declines in other aspects of participants' lives.