Cross-Wave SSA Permissions Consent History

This version of the SSA Permissions Consent History summarizes available information relating to the status of social security permissions for 38,006 HRS respondents. The data set contains summary information by wave for permissions requested from 1992 through 2012 and is based on the 2012 Tracker File, Final, Version 1.0. For each wave in which respondents were asked to grant HRS access to earnings and benefits held by the SSA (all waves other than 2002), the following status variables were constructed:

  • Respondent asked to provide a permission form
  • Respondent consented by returning a permission form to HRS
  • Permission form sent to SSA by HRS
  • Interview mode

N38,006
Field Dates1992 – 2012
Latest ReleaseDec 2015 (Final V5.0)
Entry Cohort Info

HRS: R born 1931-1941;
AHEAD: R born in 1923 or earlier;
CODA (Children of Depression): R born 1924-1930;
WB (War Baby): R born 1942-1947;
EBB (Early Boomers): R born 1948-1953;
MBB (Mid Baby Boomer): R born 1954-1959

Longitudinal Reference1992-2012
Data AlertsNone reported for this product