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This paper, the first of two on the general topic of public disability and health benefits, centers on the fundamentals of the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs and their relationships with Medicare and Medicaid. In addition to looking at the programs’ definitions, distinctions, and overlaps, it reviews the effects on them of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 and, to a lesser extent, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

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