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Disability Analysis File (DAF) - Public Use File (PUF) Data Collection

Metadata Updated: November 2, 2023

The Disability Analysis File (DAF) - Public Use File (PUF), which contains a random 10 percent sample of beneficiaries included in the full DAF, is a set of files containing data related to program participation and benefits for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries between the ages of 18 and Full Retirement Age (FRA) who have received disability benefits in any month since 1996. It also includes data on selected beneficiaries aged 10 to 17 who have received benefits since 2005. The DAF contains data as early as January 1994 and many longitudinal variables are available for the full time period. Some variables are only available for a portion of the time range and information in the DAF documentation provides users with the range available for each variable. The PUF is sectioned into two core components, the Demographic component and the Annuals components, linkable using the unique identifier variable in each file. Please Note: the CSV files will not open completely in Excel due to Excel’s row limit.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero


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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from SSA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2023
Publisher Social Security Administration
Identifier US-GOV-SSA-1881
Data Last Modified R/P1Y
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 016:00
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Collection Metadata true
Data Dictionary
Harvest Object Id 2feb355e-47ef-410c-90df-8a5bc640f31c
Harvest Source Id 9386406b-a7b0-4834-a267-0f912b6340db
Harvest Source Title SSA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 016:000
Related Documents,
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c24e126c8f1038845ad1e4585e54ceccc475cbf98b8b862eec9cff56dd22e5c7
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal R/1994-01-01/P1Y

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