Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » Form 831 Disability Records [Respondent; Deceased Spouse]

Version 4.0 of the Form 831 Disability Records data set contains information on the initial medical determination for HRS respondents and their deceased spouses who applied for disability benefits under Title II (Social Security) and Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income-SSI). Information is available for 6,044 respondents and 446 deceased spouses, covering the period January 1974 through December 2012.

N: Information is available for 6044 respondents and 466 deceased spouses.
Product Type: SSA Administrative Data
Entry Cohort Info: All
Latest Release: August 2015 (v4.0)


For each public release data set all geographic variables have been aggregated to the Census Division level. Files derived from SSA administrative data may not be merged with any data containing geographic identifiers at a level of aggregation finer than Census Division. In addition they may not be merged with any other Restricted Data Set(s) without the explicit written permission of the Health and Retirement Study.

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