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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2000): Services for the Disabled - Overseas

IMPROVING RETURN-TO-WORK STRATEGIES IN THE UNITED STATES DISABILITY PROGRAMS, WITH ANALYSIS OF PROGRAM PRACTICES IN GERMANY AND SWEDEN

J. Sim

Social Security Bulletin, vol. 59, no. 3, 1999, p. 41-50

The United States General Accounting Office, (GAO) cites three specific practices as showing most promise for returning the disabled to work:

  • intervening as soon as possible after a disabling event to promote and facilitate return to work,
  • identifying and providing necessary return-to-work assistance and managing cases to achieve return-to-work goals
  • structuring cash and health benefits to encourage people with disabilities to return to work.
Article examines these suggestions using research by experts on return-to-work practices in Germany, Sweden and the US.

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