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This study evaluates the outcomes of the disability applications submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) through the Benefits Entitlement Services Team (B.E.S.T) Demonstration Project. B.E.S.T was a collaborative effort to locate homeless adults and assist them in applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and/or Disability Insurance (DI). The findings show that B.E.S.T contributed to increased access to disability benefits for applicants.
Populations:Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities; Physical Disabilities; Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness; Veterans (as VD-HCBS)
Sources:Mathematica Policy Research
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy
homelessness; Social Security Administration; Benefits Entitlement Services Team Demonstration Project; Department of Health Services of Los Angeles County; California Disability Determination Services; Disability Insurance; Supplemental Security Insurance; United States Interagency Council on Homelessness; application process; identification; payments; allowance rates;
Social Security Administration
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65862