Minnesota’s SGA Project Demonstration: An Interim Evaluation Report

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 13, 2016
Authors
Matthew Kehn, Liz Babalola, Todd Honeycutt, Gina Livermore, Annie Doubleday, David Stapleton, and Purvi Sevak

The SGA Project demonstration is investigating state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency practices related to serving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiary customers, and implementing a practical intervention intended to help SSDI customers attain employment at the level of substantial gainful activity (SGA) in two states. The project is funded by a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration. This report presents findings on Minnesota’s experience implementing the demonstration during the first nine months of operation. The findings suggest that Minnesota successfully increased the pace of VR service delivery and achieved improved employment outcomes for SSDI-only beneficiaries receiving the enhanced SGA Project services.