Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 2

(released May 2023)
by Christopher R. Tamborini and Patrick J. Purcell

Using data collected by the Census Bureau in its American Community Survey during the period 2015–2019, the authors examine the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of female veterans, focusing on those who receive Social Security income. They first compare key demographic and economic traits of female veterans with those of female nonveterans and male veterans. Then they present results for female veteran beneficiaries, female nonveteran beneficiaries, and male veteran beneficiaries.

by Megan Henly, Debra L. Brucker, and Andrew J. Houtenville

Workplace accommodations may enable Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries and other workers with disabilities to maintain or return to work, but the extent to which accommodations keep those workers employed is unknown because of limited data availability. In this article, the authors outline a method of measuring and analyzing the interrelationship between workplace accommodations, worker functional ability, and a job's functional requirements. They also present survey-based descriptive statistics using those measures for three specific occupations (cashiers, nurses, and receptionists) to assess whether individuals with functional limitations might be able to work if appropriate accommodations are provided.