What is the purpose of the consent form?

The consent form is your way of telling us that you understand what it means to be in the study and that you agree to take part in it. If you don’t sign it, you can’t be in the study. By signing the form, you are agreeing to being contacted for two follow-up surveys, providing your Social Security Number for tracking your disability benefits and other records, including the records of several state-run programs. This information will be used for research purposes only. Your personal information will not be publicly revealed.