POD participants assigned to treatment group 2 can have their entitlement to SSDI
terminate if they experience a period of 12 consecutive months in full offset (that
is, their benefit is reduced to zero). In these situations, they will remain a participant
in the POD, but will not be eligible for the $1 for $2 offset until they become re-entitled
to disability benefits through a new claim or EXR. If the beneficiary decides to pursue
a new claim or EXR, Abt will refer the beneficiary to the N8NN to make an appointment
with their local FO to file the appropriate paperwork.
If POD participants become re-entitled to SSDI, they resume eligibility for the $1
for $2 offset beginning with the new month of entitlement (MOE), as long as they still
have months remaining in their POD participation period.
A beneficiary re-entitled through a new claim is subject to TWP regulations beginning
the month after the POD participation period ends.
A beneficiary re-entitled through an EXR claim will begin the Initial Reinstatement
Period (IRP) the month after the POD participation period ends.
NOTE: EXR or initial disability applications must meet regular SSDI rules for approval.
We do not offset provisional benefits for EXR claims.