Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » Respondent Cross-Year Benefits
The Respondent Cross-Year Benefits dataset is derived from Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) data for primary beneficiary and other (secondary) insured. Information is provided for years 1962 through 2012. The inputs to this dataset were received at different points in time over the past decade from the Social Security Administration:
Prior to 2006, respondent permissions were based on separate agreements between HRS and SSA. This meant that information was obtained only for the time period covered by the agreement. In 2006 and thereafter, the terms of the permission agreement allow HRS to obtain biennial updates of earnings and benefits data through the year specified. Since each new record set obtained from SSA reflects the most recent information available, the latest version of the Respondent Cross-Year Benefits dataset will always be most accurate. If current information for a given respondent is missing, the most recent data elements from past datasets are used.
|Product Type: SSA Administrative Data|
|Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB; EBB; MBB|
|Version Notes: |
|Latest Release: March 2016 (v4.3)|
Geographic information in HRS public release data sets is recoded to Census Division categories. Files derived from SSA administrative data may merged with these data sets, but may not be merged with any data containing geographic identifiers at a level of detail below Census Division. In addition, data sets derived from SSA administrative data may not be merged with any other restricted data set(s) without the explicit written permission of the Health and Retirement Study.