BOND Implementation and Evaluation: 2015 Stage 2 Interim Process, Participation, and Impact Report

BOND Implementation and Evaluation: 2015 Stage 2 Interim Process, Participation, and Impact Report

Published: Jan 16, 2018
Publisher: Washington, DC: Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Employment Support
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Associated Project

Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) Implementation and Evaluation

Time frame: 2009-2021

Prepared for:

Social Security Administration

Authors

Daniel Gubits

Judy Geyer

Utsav Kattel

David Judkins

Stephen Bell

David Stapleton

As part of the Ticket to Work (TTW) and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Congress directed the Social Security Administration (SSA) to test alternative Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) work rules designed to increase the incentive for SSDI beneficiaries to work and reduce their reliance on benefits. In response, SSA has undertaken the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND), a random assignment test of variants of SSDI program rules governing work and other supports. BOND incorporates a $1 for $2 benefit offset that allows beneficiaries to retain more of their monthly cash benefit while working.

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