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Title: Disability of Men
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1. General Accounting Office
Disability of Men
Information Brief No. 22, White House Conference on Aging, 1977
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Keyword(s): Benefits, Disability; Disabled Workers; Health Factors; Social Security; Unemployment Compensation; Veterans; Work Attachment

The objective of this discussion is to provide some insight into the disability of men. Specifically, the data presented is about men whose ages ranged from 45 to 59 in 1966 and follows them as they aged over the 1966 to 1976 period. Analysis was directed towards showing sources of disability payments and whether the sources changed over time and describing what happens over time to men who were receiving disability payment in 1966. Overall, 11.1 percent of the sampled men were receiving disability payments in 1966. Another 20 percent of the sample reported health related problems who were not receiving any payments. The Veterans Administration was the major source of disability payments, but there were considerable differences between the age groups. The Veterans Administration was the largest source for both the 45 to 49 and 50 to 54 age groups. These percentages reflected a high concentration of World War II veterans with service connected disabilities. The second highest source for the 45 to 49 age group was Workmen's Compensation. The 55 to 59 age group received the largest portion of their payments from Social Security (33.2 percent). Many persons receiving disability payments were full-time workers. At least 50 percent of those drawing just a Veterans Administration disability were working 48 weeks or more during 1966. The percent of men continuing to receive disability payments decreased over time from 51 percent in 1966 to 24 percent in 1975. [AgeLine]
Bibliography Citation
General Accounting Office. "Disability of Men." Information Brief No. 22, White House Conference on Aging, 1977.