Restricted Data Overview » Restricted Data Product List

Although most HRS datasets are unrestricted and are available to any registered user, other HRS datasets are restricted, and are available only under specific contractual conditions. Restricted datasets that are currently available to qualified researchers are listed on this page. Documentation for these files is available by following the links listed below. Go to the RDA Overview page for information on how to obtain access to HRS restricted data.

There are two methods for accessing HRS restricted data, depending on the data type. Most files are available through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and a streamlined application process. Access to SSA administrative data and CMS research data is more involved. If your research involves CMS or SSA data (alone or with other data products) the licensing process must be followed

There are a number of restrictions on merging restricted data files with each other. For example, restricted data derived from SSA administrative records may not be merged with geographic information. For details on merge restrictions, please review the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table.

For your convenience, an Order Form for Restricted Data Products is available (pdf format).

HRS Medicare Claims and Summary Data (2012) Cross-Reference20112014 (2012)
Geographic Information  
Parent State Codes (1998-2010)10602013 (v2.0)
Child ZIP Codes (2004, 2006, 2008)10492009 (v3.0)
Cross-Wave Geographic Information (Detail) [1992-2014](Updated for 2014)10432016 (v6.1)
Cross-Wave Geographic Information (State) [1992-2014](Updated for 2014)10132016 (v5.1)
Health Care Information 
Cancer Site10282014 (v5.0)
Cross-Year NDI Cause of Death File10272013 (v5.0)
Industry and Occupation Data(Updated for 2014)10122016 (v4.0)
Date of Interview (1992-2012)10222014 (v5.0)
Respondent Date of Birth (1992-2012)10322014 (v5.0)
Exit Date of Death10342014 (v5.0)
Cross-Wave Race and Ethnicity File (2012)10332014 (v4.0)
HRS Survey Part D Information: 2006, 200820022010 (v1.0)
HUMS 2001 Tuition Imputations (Restricted Version)10292005 (v1.0)
Pension Estimation 
Pension Estimation Program Package(Updated)10462016 (v3.1)
Table Data: Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study; A. Gustman, T. Steinmeier, N. Tabatabai20012010 (v1.0)
Pension Document Plan Type 2004-200510412006 (v1.0)
SSA Administrative Data 
Cross-Wave Social Security Weights20212016 (v1.1)
Supplemental Security Income [Respondent; Deceased Spouse](Updated for 2012)10362015 (v4.0)
Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Benefits(Updated for 2012)10532016 (V4.2)
Respondent Cross-Year Benefits(Updated for 2012)10442016 (v4.3)
Respondent Cross-Year Summary Earnings(Updated for 2012)10512014 (v4.0)
Respondent Cross-Year Detail Earnings(Updated for 2012)10522015 (v4.2)
Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Summary Earnings(Updated for 2012)10542015 (V4.0)
Deceased Spouse Cross-Year Detail Earnings(Updated for 2012)10552015 (V4.0)
Form 831 Disability Records [Respondent; Deceased Spouse](Updated for 2012)20032015 (v4.0)
Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures10452009 (v4.0)