On February 14th, 2023, Mathematica announced the release of their collaboration with the Social Security Administration on the five-year impacts of a focus aimed at assisting youth with disabilities achieving economic security in their transition into adulthood. Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) is the largest cross-agency initiative that involved a five-year study of more than 13,000 youth and their families. While the program yielded mixed results with increased income and education, PROMISE showed some positive metrics in increasing income effects of the target population.

By Chris Bennett, Policy Intern