VT Social Security Benefit Offset National Demonstration


“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.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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