State(s) / Location(s) Involved
|BOND Site Name||BOND Site Geography*|
|Alabama||State of Alabama|
|Arizona/Southeast California||State of Arizona, southeastern California|
|Colorado/Wyoming||States of Colorado and Wyoming|
|DC Metro||Washington, DC; suburban Maryland; northern Virginia; northeastern West Virginia|
|Greater Detroit||Southeastern Michigan|
|Greater Houston||Southeastern Texas|
|Northern New England||States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont; northern Massachusetts|
|South Florida||Southern Florida|
|Western New York||Western New York, northern Pennsylvania|
|Wisconsin||State of Wisconsin|
*Small areas of each state may not be included.
Start / Enrollment Date
January 2011 through September 2012
The purpose of the Benefit Offset projects is to determine the effect of various interventions, in combination with a benefit offset, on employment outcomes including wages, benefits, hours worked, and job retention. In the benefit offset demonstration, we are testing a $1 reduction in benefits for every $2 in earnings over substantial gainful activity levels, in combination with benefits counseling, with the goal of helping beneficiaries with disabilities return to work. The project will give beneficiaries a gradual reduction in their benefits, eliminating the current abrupt loss of cash benefits under the SSDI disability program when a beneficiary works and has earnings over a specific amount. Participants will maintain ongoing eligibility for health care benefits and other supports linked to SSDI eligibility.
Benefit Offset Four-State Pilot
BOND Design Report
BOND Participant Website
Benefit Offset Simulation Model (BOSIM) Enhancement Design Report
Benefit Offset National Demonstration Stage 1 Early Assessment Report
BOND Evaluation Analysis Plan
We awarded the contract for the implementation and evaluation of the project to Abt Associates in December 2009. We completed start-up tasks in 2010 and began a three-month pilot of the Benefit Offset National Demonstration in January 2011 . Full project implementation began in late April 2011 and enrollment ended in September 2012.