Testing New Earnings Rules for Social Security Disability Insurance: Findings from the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)
Under current law, when a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiary earns above a specified monthly threshold for a year, SSDI stops paying any benefits. Would reducing benefits more gradually lower SSDI payouts and encourage beneficiaries to work more? One of the largest social experiments ever conducted tried to answer that question. The nine-year Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) study conducted for the Social Security Administration by Abt Associates and Mathematica Policy Research involved a sample of nearly 1 million disability beneficiaries.
Please join Abt to hear from the Evaluation Team how the rules tested under BOND affected employment, earnings and DI benefits.