Subsequent Program Participation of Former Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income Recipients Whose Eligibility Ceased Because of Medical Improvement

by Jeffrey Hemmeter and Michelle Stegman
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 73 No. 2, 2013
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Estimated percentage of former DI-only workers, SSI-only recipients, and concurrent workers who successfully applied to DI after their FMR cessation decision
Months after FMR DI-only SSI-only Concurrent
1 0.00 0.00 0.00
2 0.16 0.03 0.15
3 0.29 0.08 0.39
4 0.56 0.13 0.67
5 1.05 0.18 1.28
6 1.47 0.24 1.86
7 1.90 0.30 2.29
8 2.31 0.37 2.80
9 2.71 0.43 3.19
10 3.14 0.51 3.60
11 3.49 0.60 3.96
12 3.85 0.68 4.37
13 4.15 0.72 4.80
14 4.52 0.80 5.31
15 4.89 0.90 5.70
16 5.17 0.97 6.02
17 5.46 1.05 6.38
18 5.81 1.10 6.70
19 6.09 1.17 6.99
20 6.41 1.21 7.29
21 6.67 1.29 7.64
22 6.90 1.33 7.96
23 7.13 1.39 8.26
24 7.37 1.45 8.52
25 7.60 1.51 8.82
26 7.87 1.58 9.13
27 8.12 1.62 9.34
28 8.34 1.68 9.55
29 8.64 1.76 9.80
30 8.89 1.84 9.96
31 9.12 1.91 10.20
32 9.36 1.97 10.41
33 9.61 2.03 10.63
34 9.78 2.07 10.82
35 10.00 2.14 10.97
36 10.23 2.18 11.22
37 10.43 2.24 11.46
38 10.67 2.31 11.72
39 10.86 2.41 11.93
40 11.09 2.50 12.12
41 11.28 2.54 12.38
42 11.48 2.61 12.59
43 11.68 2.71 12.85
44 11.82 2.80 13.07
45 12.08 2.86 13.30
46 12.24 2.94 13.45
47 12.41 3.01 13.61
48 12.59 3.09 13.81
49 12.81 3.18 13.96
50 12.98 3.25 14.18
51 13.22 3.34 14.35
52 13.40 3.45 14.53
53 13.64 3.52 14.69
54 13.85 3.58 14.89
55 14.03 3.65 15.11
56 14.20 3.72 15.35
57 14.37 3.76 15.55
58 14.51 3.81 15.67
59 14.70 3.87 15.78
60 14.89 3.92 15.93
61 15.09 4.01 16.04
62 15.20 4.07 16.24
63 15.39 4.11 16.39
64 15.60 4.20 16.53
65 15.79 4.28 16.66
66 15.93 4.36 16.78
67 16.05 4.44 16.84
68 16.22 4.51 16.93
69 16.33 4.59 17.11
70 16.48 4.67 17.25
71 16.62 4.76 17.46
72 16.79 4.80 17.58
73 16.95 4.85 17.76
74 17.10 4.91 17.88
75 17.27 5.00 17.99
76 17.39 5.09 18.18
77 17.55 5.18 18.39
78 17.74 5.29 18.52
79 17.85 5.36 18.63
80 18.01 5.41 18.81
81 18.20 5.51 18.90
82 18.25 5.58 19.03
83 18.29 5.68 19.12
84 18.45 5.73 19.24
85 18.63 5.78 19.27
86 18.73 5.83 19.45
87 18.84 5.88 19.72
88 18.98 5.92 19.76
89 19.00 5.96 19.91
90 19.06 6.06 20.02
91 19.12 6.15 20.16
92 19.20 6.19 20.16
93 19.25 6.19 20.16
94 19.54 6.19 20.31
95 19.54 6.37 20.52
96 19.54 6.37 20.52
SOURCE: Authors' calculations using Social Security administrative records.
NOTE: Covers cases with cessation decisions reached in FMRs conducted in 2003–2008, and followed through 2010.
Table equivalent for Chart 2. Estimated percentage of former DI-only workers, SSI-only recipients, and concurrent workers who successfully applied to SSI after their FMR cessation decision
Months after FMR DI-only SSI-only Concurrent
1 0.00 0.00 0.00
2 0.11 0.51 0.26
3 0.22 1.04 0.52
4 0.41 1.86 0.82
5 0.68 2.72 1.44
6 0.93 3.54 1.97
7 1.17 4.25 2.37
8 1.37 4.90 2.81
9 1.59 5.52 3.20
10 1.83 6.12 3.60
11 1.98 6.70 4.00
12 2.17 7.23 4.41
13 2.33 7.80 4.89
14 2.56 8.32 5.38
15 2.72 8.99 5.81
16 2.86 9.51 6.20
17 3.03 10.08 6.58
18 3.18 10.56 6.91
19 3.33 10.91 7.26
20 3.52 11.29 7.61
21 3.68 11.67 8.01
22 3.83 12.05 8.42
23 3.99 12.37 8.73
24 4.11 12.73 9.04
25 4.27 13.09 9.38
26 4.43 13.40 9.71
27 4.56 13.78 9.98
28 4.70 14.14 10.26
29 4.86 14.53 10.56
30 5.02 14.85 10.76
31 5.19 15.16 11.01
32 5.34 15.45 11.26
33 5.47 15.79 11.47
34 5.58 16.13 11.70
35 5.71 16.50 11.86
36 5.86 16.82 12.19
37 5.95 17.11 12.38
38 6.06 17.46 12.67
39 6.20 17.79 12.92
40 6.38 18.13 13.09
41 6.50 18.40 13.34
42 6.59 18.63 13.59
43 6.71 18.96 13.85
44 6.80 19.26 14.06
45 6.90 19.49 14.28
46 7.02 19.73 14.43
47 7.12 20.03 14.64
48 7.22 20.35 14.81
49 7.31 20.66 14.99
50 7.41 20.88 15.17
51 7.57 21.16 15.38
52 7.69 21.42 15.56
53 7.85 21.69 15.81
54 7.97 21.97 16.04
55 8.05 22.23 16.22
56 8.17 22.49 16.38
57 8.24 22.77 16.62
58 8.30 23.02 16.77
59 8.40 23.26 16.92
60 8.50 23.47 17.21
61 8.58 23.70 17.36
62 8.65 23.87 17.60
63 8.75 24.13 17.75
64 8.83 24.35 17.87
65 8.95 24.54 17.99
66 9.04 24.74 18.25
67 9.13 24.96 18.29
68 9.23 25.13 18.41
69 9.33 25.31 18.59
70 9.43 25.55 18.71
71 9.53 25.72 18.89
72 9.59 25.91 19.02
73 9.69 26.06 19.22
74 9.79 26.28 19.36
75 9.92 26.50 19.52
76 9.99 26.72 19.73
77 10.05 26.88 19.87
78 10.17 27.10 20.11
79 10.26 27.26 20.17
80 10.33 27.41 20.39
81 10.45 27.59 20.51
82 10.51 27.67 20.59
83 10.56 27.93 20.73
84 10.67 28.04 20.76
85 10.76 28.20 20.86
86 10.81 28.31 21.00
87 10.84 28.39 21.30
88 10.90 28.56 21.39
89 10.93 28.61 21.39
90 10.93 28.78 21.44
91 10.96 28.87 21.51
92 11.00 28.98 21.58
93 11.00 29.17 21.65
94 11.07 29.23 21.72
95 11.07 29.59 21.79
96 11.07 29.59 21.86
SOURCE: Authors' calculations using Social Security administrative records.
NOTE: Covers cases with cessation decisions reached in FMRs conducted in 2003–2008, and followed through 2010.
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Estimated percentage of former DI-only workers who successfully reapplied to DI after their FMR cessation decision, by FMR year
Months after FMR 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 0.18 0.12 0.14 0.23 0.16 0.14
3 0.30 0.26 0.29 0.38 0.32 0.14
4 0.49 0.63 0.48 0.75 0.55 0.45
5 0.86 1.05 1.08 1.30 1.10 1.08
6 1.36 1.43 1.43 1.80 1.56 1.40
7 1.78 1.95 1.85 2.34 1.85 1.49
8 2.26 2.42 2.24 2.68 2.14 1.80
9 2.56 2.83 2.60 3.01 2.89 2.39
10 2.98 3.44 2.94 3.35 3.05 3.07
11 3.31 3.76 3.31 3.79 3.34 3.43
12 3.71 4.02 3.60 4.21 3.84 3.94
13 4.08 4.33 3.85 4.59 4.00 4.08
14 4.44 4.70 4.27 4.73 4.54 4.59
15 4.85 5.01 4.64 5.16 4.87 4.88
16 5.16 5.17 4.89 5.52 5.34 5.21
17 5.51 5.46 5.09 5.88 5.54 5.64
18 5.91 5.81 5.45 6.22 5.81 5.84
19 6.20 6.17 5.74 6.46 6.12 5.93
20 6.45 6.54 6.06 6.89 6.39 6.03
21 6.70 6.76 6.29 7.23 6.70 6.28
22 6.98 7.01 6.55 7.38 6.87 6.43
23 7.32 7.25 6.74 7.60 7.01 6.63
24 7.60 7.44 6.97 7.86 7.36 6.68
25 7.82 7.64 7.30 8.13 7.54 6.73
26 8.15 7.92 7.52 8.37 7.75 7.06
27 8.43 8.21 7.74 8.66 7.93 7.17
28 8.68 8.39 8.01 8.92 8.11 7.17
29 8.93 8.76 8.29 9.19 8.43 7.49
30 9.14 9.12 8.48 9.52 8.57 7.56
31 9.37 9.32 8.73 9.77 8.86 7.62
32 9.62 9.62 8.94 10.02 9.12 7.70
33 9.95 9.84 9.16 10.31 9.23 7.87
34 10.08 10.04 9.34 10.60 9.34  
35 10.33 10.17 9.53 10.90 9.72  
36 10.54 10.34 9.75 11.29 9.91  
37 10.80 10.41 9.97 11.63 10.06  
38 11.07 10.57 10.20 12.05 10.14  
39 11.23 10.73 10.46 12.23 10.24  
40 11.39 10.96 10.77 12.44 10.51  
41 11.58 11.19 11.01 12.51 10.63  
42 11.78 11.38 11.22 12.70 10.77  
43 11.95 11.59 11.45 12.94 10.86  
44 12.08 11.74 11.62 13.06 10.86  
45 12.36 12.01 11.88 13.27 10.86  
46 12.51 12.16 12.06 13.44 11.08  
47 12.70 12.37 12.21 13.57    
48 12.88 12.52 12.42 13.74    
49 13.15 12.72 12.64 13.91    
50 13.30 12.95 12.83 13.99    
51 13.53 13.27 13.03 14.17    
52 13.69 13.47 13.23 14.26    
53 13.92 13.85 13.40 14.40    
54 14.20 14.05 13.59 14.49    
55 14.46 14.23 13.76 14.58    
56 14.61 14.46 13.88 14.71    
57 14.80 14.67 14.04 14.79    
58 14.95 14.81 14.18 14.84    
59 15.13 15.03 14.38 14.99    
60 15.32 15.23 14.55 15.14    
61 15.55 15.49 14.64      
62 15.72 15.56 14.75      
63 15.94 15.72 14.91      
64 16.22 15.94 15.02      
65 16.47 16.08 15.21      
66 16.65 16.20 15.31      
67 16.76 16.31 15.46      
68 16.95 16.47 15.60      
69 17.07 16.56 15.70      
70 17.24 16.70 15.83      
71 17.43 16.79 15.93      
72 17.59 16.99        
73 17.80 17.09        
74 17.96 17.23        
75 18.17 17.34        
76 18.32 17.43        
77 18.46 17.60        
78 18.63 17.83        
79 18.74 17.94        
80 18.89 18.12        
81 19.09 18.28        
82 19.15 18.28        
83 19.19 18.28        
84 19.35 18.53        
85 19.52          
86 19.62          
87 19.73          
88 19.87          
89 19.89          
90 19.95          
91 20.01          
92 20.09          
93 20.14          
94 20.42          
95 20.42          
96 20.42          
SOURCE: Authors' calculations using Social Security administrative records.
NOTE: Covers cases with cessation decisions reached in FMRs conducted in 2003–2008, and followed through 2010.
Table equivalent for Chart 4. Estimated percentage of former SSI-only recipients who successfully reapplied to SSI after their FMR cessation decision, by FMR year
Months after FMR 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 0.42 0.68 0.37 0.44 0.88 0.24
3 0.92 1.23 0.98 0.97 1.33 0.48
4 1.69 2.10 1.68 2.21 2.36 1.69
5 2.54 3.02 2.37 3.45 2.95 2.18
6 3.22 3.96 3.42 3.98 3.54 3.15
7 3.96 4.59 4.12 4.87 4.42 3.87
8 4.62 5.20 4.87 5.49 4.87 4.12
9 5.28 5.80 5.36 6.37 5.60 5.08
10 5.94 6.24 5.87 7.35 6.79 6.07
11 6.45 6.88 6.61 7.53 7.25 6.82
12 7.07 7.34 7.13 8.06 7.55 7.07
13 7.64 8.04 7.50 8.59 8.00 7.58
14 8.22 8.52 7.92 8.86 8.62 8.60
15 8.88 9.19 8.62 9.31 9.71 9.38
16 9.40 9.78 9.07 9.76 10.34 9.38
17 9.94 10.36 9.63 10.65 10.97 9.64
18 10.47 10.80 10.10 11.19 10.17 9.64
19 10.82 11.17 10.43 11.46 11.61 9.64
20 11.28 11.53 10.83 11.56 11.78 9.64
21 11.63 11.87 11.18 11.92 13.26 9.64
22 11.97 12.34 11.49 12.47 13.92 9.64
23 12.21 12.75 11.89 12.66 14.09 9.64
24 12.54 13.10 12.37 12.75 14.43 11.03
25 12.93 13.44 12.75 12.94 14.77 11.32
26 13.17 13.81 13.10 13.22 15.29 11.32
27 13.57 14.12 13.56 13.32 15.98 11.98
28 13.92 14.53 13.85 13.70 16.33 12.69
29 14.34 14.82 14.33 13.99 16.69 13.42
30 14.62 15.18 14.59 14.58 17.23 13.80
31 14.96 15.45 14.88 15.17 17.59  
32 15.24 15.72 15.20 15.37 17.96  
33 15.63 16.10 15.35 15.77 18.33  
34 15.97 16.44 15.79 15.87 18.71  
35 16.37 16.80 16.16 16.07 19.09  
36 16.69 17.18 16.41 16.17 19.47  
37 16.98 17.45 16.79 16.27 19.47  
38 17.29 17.81 17.27 16.58 19.47  
39 17.71 18.04 17.67 16.58 19.71  
40 18.07 18.41 18.06 16.58 19.71  
41 18.41 18.60 18.31 16.79 19.71  
42 18.66 18.80 18.49 17.33 19.71  
43 19.00 19.13 18.75 17.65 20.54  
44 19.32 19.48 19.04 17.65 20.54  
45 19.49 19.66 19.46 17.98 21.26  
46 19.68 19.96 19.70 18.31    
47 19.94 20.33 19.99 18.54    
48 20.26 20.70 20.21 18.76    
49 20.55 20.99 20.66 19.11    
50 20.76 21.18 20.93 19.22    
51 21.10 21.41 21.13 19.59    
52 21.33 21.67 21.48 19.98    
53 21.62 21.98 21.65 19.98    
54 21.89 22.25 22.04 20.12    
55 22.05 22.63 22.35 20.12    
56 22.28 22.98 22.55 20.12    
57 22.67 23.17 22.75 20.31    
58 22.89 23.44 23.01 20.79    
59 23.10 23.77 23.19      
60 23.34 23.95 23.37      
61 23.67 24.13 23.43      
62 23.89 24.26 23.49      
63 24.14 24.56 23.70      
64 24.37 24.73 24.03      
65 24.57 24.95 24.11      
66 24.71 25.26 24.20      
67 24.92 25.53 24.35      
68 25.17 25.63 24.35      
69 25.41 25.76 24.35      
70 25.77 25.86 24.45      
71 25.95 26.04        
72 26.13 26.24        
73 26.32 26.35        
74 26.54 26.55        
75 26.78 26.73        
76 27.01 26.95        
77 27.23 26.98        
78 27.45 27.20        
79 27.62 27.33        
80 27.81 27.40        
81 28.00 27.49        
82 28.10 27.55        
83 28.34 27.84        
84 28.47          
85 28.62          
86 28.73          
87 28.81          
88 28.98          
89 29.03          
90 29.20          
91 29.29          
92 29.40          
93 29.58          
94 29.64          
95 30.00          
96 30.00          
SOURCE: Authors' calculations using Social Security administrative records.
NOTE: Covers cases with cessation decisions reached in FMRs conducted in 2003–2008, and followed through 2010.