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Federal Programs for Persons with Disabilities

Publication Date
Dec 31, 1989

This report provides an overview of the major federal assistance programs targeted on non-elderly persons with disabilities. Program descriptions include expenditures, trends, the number and characteristics of recipients, eligibility rules, recent program history and legislative changes, and interactions with other federal programs. These programs contained in the report include: Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, disability programs from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Veteran's Affairs health services program, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities program, and programs from the Department of Education. [143 PDF pages]

People with Disabilities