CFS is pleased to announce the release of four training and funding opportunities supported through the Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). The CFS Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is one of four Centers of the Consortium, all of which offer training and funding for research in retirement and disability topic areas.
Five JSIT Scholars from 2020 Cohort Win CFS RDRC Research Awards
The scholars’ projects investigate important topics covering the life course, health care and financial stability.
CFS RDRC Awarded Third Year of Funding to Support Research on Financial Vulnerability
U.S. Social Security Administration approves 11 major projects, investigating topics including vulnerability to Social Security scams, identity theft among seniors, older Americans’ changing work, and the impact of employment shocks.
The Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC), has been awarded a third year of funding from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). One of just four RDRC centers in the country supported by SSA, UW–Madison’s is the only one to focus specifically on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.
Webinar: How does Housing Assistance Affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Application for People with Disabilities?
This February 26th webinar focused on a recent study exploring how housing assistance may influence people’s decision to apply for and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The research was presented by Erik Hembre, who conducted the study with Carly Urban at the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, supported by the Social Security Administration. Discussants, Kathleen Moore, a researcher and contractor with the Administration for Children & Families, and Arthur Jacobs, Housing Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities in New York, provided commentary on the implications of the study.