College of Law alumnus Brian J. Gerling is the new executive director of the Innovation Law Center (ILC). Gerling, who brings nearly two decades of intellectual property and commercial litigation experience to the role, takes the helm from M. Jack…
Maxwell’s Wilmoth, London to study intersection of veterans benefits, disability insurance
Sociology professors Janet Wilmoth and Andrew London of the Maxwell School plan to study how veterans’ collection of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation is related to use of Social Security Disability Insurance (DI).
The two received an $85,817 grant from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College/SSA to conduct the study, “The Intersection of Veteran’s Benefit Programs and Disability Insurance Among Veterans.” Not all veterans are eligible for full VA disability benefits, which could increase reliance on DI. Additionally, the extent to which the use of VA disability benefits supplements or supplants DI use among veterans may depend on the age of the veteran and when the veteran served in the military.