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Table 4 Predicted impacts on 5-year average earnings outcomes for DI workers by CDR characteristics

From: Earnings after DI: evidence from full medical continuing disability reviews

  Mean post-FMR earnings ($)a Any post-FMR earnings (%)a Post-FMR earnings at or above
Pre-eligibility earningsb (%) Potential benefitb (%)c SGAb (%) Povertyb (%) Full-time min. wageb (%)
Total 11,342 42.9 38.4 44.8 44.6 44.8 43.1
CDR release type
 Direct release 11,664 43.6 39.4 45.8 45.6 45.9 44.1
 Mailer 9303 37.7 31.5 38.1 37.9 38.1 36.5
CDR diary type
 MIE 13,304 45.8 40.8 48.0 47.9 48.2 46.5
 MIP 10,811 42.1 38.0 44.1 43.9 44.1 42.3
 MINE 8512 35.1 29.7 35.9 35.6 35.9 34.5
CDR profile score level
 Low 8620 36.9 29.7 35.8 35.6 35.7 34.1
 Medium 9732 41.8 34.5 41.1 40.6 40.8 38.9
 High 12,171 43.9 40.6 46.9 46.9 47.1 45.4
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations using Social Security administrative records.
  2. Note: Data are adjusted by the Consumer Price Index-Urban (2012 = 100). Includes full medical reviews (FMR) from years from 1998 through 2008. See Table 3 for list of controls. All estimates are significant at the < 1 % level
  3. aEarnings are based on up to 5 years before SSI or DI eligibility and 5 years after the final FMR decision. If an individual had fewer than 5 years of earnings in the respective period, then the mean is taken from however many years are available. Estimates include years with $0 earnings.
  4. bIndicates if any year of earnings in the (up to) 5 years after the FMR (not including the year of the final decision) is greater than or equal to the annualized threshold
  5. c118,195 do not have PIA and are not included in the benefit estimates