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BOND Stage 1 Early Assessment Report

David Wittenburg, David Stapleton, Michelle Derr, Denise W. Hoffman, David R. Mann


June 22, 2015
Abt Global, in partnership with 25 other organizations, is implementing and evaluating the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) under contract to the U.S. Social Security Administration. SSA awarded the contract for the implementation and evaluation of BOND to Abt Global in December 2009. The project will determine whether retaining benefits at higher levels of earnings will increase employment and income for recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

This document is the first evaluation report on implementation of the demonstration’s Stage 1 activities, which are designed to examine how a national benefit offset provision would affect the SSDI population as a whole. The intent of the design is to mimic what outreach and benefit processing might look like in a national program.  

North America