January 2018 through December 2018
Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) will begin actively recruiting and enrolling volunteers
for the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD) in December 2017. MPR will begin
enrollment by mailing 10,000 recruitment packets over a three-month pilot phase to
eligible Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. After the pilot
phase, MPR will continue solicitation by mailing 25,000 recruitment packets per month
for the remaining 11 months of enrollment.
MPR has a target population of 15,000 beneficiaries for all three POD groups (treatment
group 1, treatment group 2, and the control group). MPR will stop enrollment when
it successfully enrolls 15,000 beneficiaries or on December 31, 2018, whichever comes
The Disability Control File (DCF) automatically updates Start and Stop dates of participation
upon a beneficiary’s random assignment to a treatment group. The DCF does not update
for those randomly assigned to the control group.