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Watch the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Conference

Aug 4, 2015 | Social Security

The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative is holding its SSDI Solutions Conference today from 8:45 AM to 5 PM. The conference features opening remarks from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT); panel discussions with authors of each of the 12 papers; lunch remarks from Bob Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and a closing panel discussion with Alan Cohen and Mark Warshawsky, current and previous members of the Social Security Advisory Board, respectively.

You can find an agenda with details of the timing of each portion of the conference here.

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Watch a recording of the event below:

The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative is a project dedicated to identifying practical policy changes to improve the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and other services for people with disabilities. The SSDI Solutions Initiative issued a call for papers to solicit ideas in a number of areas related to the program, culminating in this conference where authors will present their papers to discussants and attendees. The SSDI Solutions Conference will be followed by a publication that compiles the proposals and synthesizes the findings. With the SSDI trust fund only one year from depleting its reserves, these solutions can help spur a debate on how to ensure the SSDI program best serves those with disabilities, those who pay into the program, and the economy as a whole.

You can read more about the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative at its website here.

Update: We've replaced the live stream link with a recording of the conference.