Purpose Of The Database And Study Design: The SSA maintains State-by-State data on the number and approval rate of concurrent claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs by persons with HIV/AIDS.
Nature Of The Data Collected: Cross-sectional administrative records
Unit Of Analysis: Claims for SSDI and/or SSI
Data Collection Methods: Data maintained are generated from automated application materials submitted by applicants and administrative data maintained by SSA Office of Disability.
General Attributes: In FY 1999, a total of 29,572 new symptomatic HIV claims were submitted.
Major Data Constructs And Key Data Elements: The adjudication of the claim (allowance or denial). Other data elements are maintained by the SSA but were not made available to this project.
Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Study Design And Database: Information is unavailable
Gaps In The Data Collected And Factors Leading To The Gaps: Information is unavailable.
Feasibility Of Linking With Other Databases: Linkages have been made with other databases at the State level, including the HARS.
Process To Access The Database And Contact Person: