About the Program

Funding for the final cohort of DDP projects ended in May 2016. You can view the DDP Final Project Report here

The DDP Small Grant Program was replaced with the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. ARDRAW is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues.

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DDP Small Grant Program Description

The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program was a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving the Disability Determination Process for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) two disability programsSupplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).The program was directed by Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) of Delmar, NY, and was 100% funded through a $300,000 grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA) (#IDD11000001).  Upon completion of the final cohort, PRI published a final report highlighting the achievements of this program. The final report can be viewed here.