Research and Analysis by Jack Schmulowitz

Workers' Compensation: Coverage, Benefits, and Costs, 1992–93
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 58, No. 2 (released April 1995)
by Jack Schmulowitz

Benefit payments under workers' compensation programs in the United States during 1992-93 stabilized in comparison with the experience of prior years, which had been marked by substantial growth. In 1992, the total benefit amount of $44.7 billion was 5.9 percent higher than the amount in 1991. The 1993 benefit amount of $42.9 billion represented a 3.9 percent decrease from the amount in 1992. From 1991 to 1993, benefits increased by only 1.8 percent. The payments for 1993 included $25.4 billion in wage-loss compensation and $17.5 billion for medical care.

Employer costs of providing workers' compensation was $55 billion in 1992 and $57.3 billion in 1993. The cost of protection per covered employee was $597 in 1993, equal to $2.30 per $100 of payroll. In the same year, there were 96.1 million workers covered under Federal and State programs.

This article examines 1992–93 program experience in terms of benefits, costs, and the components of change.

Commentary: SSI and the Low-Income Population
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 9 (released September 1988)
by Jack Schmulowitz

SSI Payments to Lawfully Resident Aliens, 1978–79
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 43, No. 3 (released March 1980)
by Lenna D. Kennedy and Jack Schmulowitz

American Indian SSI Recipients in Selected Areas
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 40 No. 7 (released July 1977)
by Jack Schmulowitz and Richard A. Bell

Conversions to Supplemental Security Income From State Assistance: A Program Records Study
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 6 (released June 1975)
by Lenna D. Kennedy, Dorothea Thomas, and Jack Schmulowitz

Recovery and Benefit Termination: Program Experience of Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 6 (released June 1973)
by Jack Schmulowitz

Spanish-Surnamed OASDI Beneficiaries in the Southwest
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4 (released April 1973)
by Jack Schmulowitz

Impact of Black Lung Benefits on Public Assistance
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 11 (released November 1972)
by Frederick L. Cone and Jack Schmulowitz

Black Lung Benefits, July 1970
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 3 (released March 1971)
by Philip R. Lerner and Jack Schmulowitz