VT Social Security Benefit Offset National Demonstration


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“The Vermont Offset Pilot Demonstration was one of four small state pilots initiated as a first step in preparing for the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND). It used a random-assignment, experimental design. The purpose was to test whether changing SSDI rules to provide a glide ramp off SSDI cash benefits (gradual reduction instead of the “cash cliff”) would encourage more beneficiaries to work at a high enough level to reduce or eliminate cash benefit payments... The Vermont pilot was implemented within the Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation program in combination with intensive benefits counseling services.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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