Beginning January 2018, MPR will send recruitment packets soliciting potential POD
participants using SSA’s list of SSDI-only and concurrent beneficiaries residing in
the demonstration catchment area (See DI 60075.010). If a recipient of the recruitment package agrees to participate in the POD, MPR
will randomly assign the beneficiary to one of three groups; Treatment Group 1, Treatment
Group 2, or Control Group. (For more information about treatment groups, see DI 60075.010A.) The solicitation process ends in December 2018, or whenever MPR obtains 15,000 volunteers.
If an enrollee’s assignment is to the Control Group, MPR will send the beneficiary
a notice informing the beneficiary of the assignment. MPR will not send notices to
Treatment Group members after random assignment; Abt Associates does this.
After enrollment, MPR will administer a baseline survey, and will send a $25 check
to participants that complete the survey. MPR will also send reminders to participants
who opt in, reminding them of upcoming surveys they can take. Surveys are sent to
members of both treatment groups and the control group.
NOTE: The recruitment packet and notices from MPR are not stored in the Online Retrieval