This study uses SSA [Social Security Administration] administrative data linked with National Health Interview Survey data (NHIS) to examine health status, labor force participation at time of NHIS interview, and linked mortality data to examine mortality during the period following NHIS interview. The self-reported health status data present two strong and consistent patterns: denied applicants report being in considerably worse health than non-applicants, and beneficiaries appear to be sicker yet.
Feb 11, 2012
What Would You Expect?
From a study by Adele Kirk of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: