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Table 3 CMS interventions to promote employment and independence

From: The disability system and programs to promote employment for people with disabilities

Demonstration (Evaluation report) Evaluation design Intervention description Target population/sample Summary of findings
Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE) (Whalen et al. 2011) Random assignment demonstration implemented in four states (Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, and Hawaii) from 2006 through 2008. Intervention varied by site. All states provided “wraparound” health services supplementing existing coverage, employment supports, and person-centered case management. Included working individuals with potentially disabling behavioral health conditions ages 18 to 62. Participants included both SSI/SSDI beneficiaries and nonbeneficiaries. No employment impacts. Earnings impacts not measured.
     Declines in SSA benefit receipt of 2 percentage points in one site (Texas) (4.0 treatment group vs. 2.0 for control group).
  1. Notes: All dollar estimates are adjusted to the year 2012 using the Consumer Price Index, which is available at (accessed March 25, 2013). We only present impacts that were statistically significant from zero at the 5 percent level.