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Social Security Disability Insurance: Raising the Substantial Gainful Activity Level for the Blind

T-HEHS-00-82 Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level established for blind beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI), focusing on the: (1) differences in employment circumstances affecting people with blindness compared with those affecting people with other disabilities; and (2) potential impact of changes in SGA levels on the DI program and on the Social Security trust funds.

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