TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project

To increase employment for individuals with disabilities, provide alternatives to cash assistance through the TANF program, and improve eligibility processing for SSI benefits, ACF and SSA have jointly commissioned the TANF-SSI Disability Transition Project. MEF is a subcontractor to MDRC on this task order. Under this task order contract, MEF is providing technical assistance and working with sites to develop innovations in the process of assessing TANF applicants and recipients for disabilities, referring the appropriate applicants to SSI, and engaging individuals with disabilities in work activities. Examples of tasks being performed by MEF staff include designing and conducting pilot tests of strategies pursued by the sites and developing recommendations for future research questions and evaluation options, including the use of experimental designs.

The Intersection of Welfare and Disability: Early Findings from the TANF/SSI Disability Project
Connections between TANF and SSI: Lessons from the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project
The TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project: Innovative Strategies for Serving TANF Recipients with Disabilities
Social Security and Disability Employment Policy | Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Mike Fishman | Mary Farrell