Activity

Committee to Evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Capability Determination Process for Adult Beneficiaries


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Select Populations and Health Equity, Substance Use and Mental Health
Boards: Board on the Health of Select Populations, Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

An ad hoc committee will:

  1. Familiarize itself with SSA's current policy and procedures for capability determinations for adult beneficiaries; 
  2. Provide an overview of the capability determination processes in at least three similar benefit programs (at least one government program and one private sector program); 
  3. Compare SSA's program to these other programs; and
  4. Provide recommendations to improve the accuracy and efficiency of SSA's policy and procedures for capability determinations. 

To accomplish these objectives, the committee shall consider the following topics: 
  1. Capability determination processes used by other similar benefit programs; 
  2. Abilities required to manage, and direct the management of, benefits; 
  3. Effective methods and measures for assessing capability; 
  4. Use of capacity assessments tools; 
  5. Appropriate roles of our employees, State Disability Determination Services employees, and others in making capability determinations; and 
  6. Effects of SSA's decision to appoint a payee on the beneficiary. 

The final report shall include the study committee’s recommendations to SSA for improving their policies and procedures for capability determinations for adult beneficiaries.

For more information

Previous Meetings for this Activity

View All Previous Meetings