eWork recognizes the DCF DEMO coding. eWork allows normal processing of all BOND cases
not requiring a cessation determination. If the case has been ceased in the past,
eWork will prompt you to transfer that case to L5R. For continuance decisions, a BOND
header and paragraph are included in the final notice generated in eWork reminding
the beneficiary he or she is a BOND participant. For instructions on transferring
cases to L5R, see DI 60099.030B.
NOTE: A beneficiary can still be a BOND participant even if his or her benefits have actually
terminated due to substantial gainful activity (SGA) prior to enrollment in BOND.
A “terminated” participant can apply for a new period of disability or an expedited
reinstatement (EXR) of disability benefits (if the application is within the time
limit), serve the 24-month initial reinstatement period (IRP) and an additional trial
work period (TWP), and then be potentially eligible for offset. In this event, the
60-month participation period begins with the first month of the new extended period
of eligibility (EPE), provided the participant completes the IRP and new TWP before
September 30, 2017.
IMPORTANT: When the claimants are making the EXR versus IC choice, they need to clearly understand
how this will work if they pick EXR. They will not be eligible for the BOND offset
computation until the 24-month IRP and TWP is completed, and their benefits are ceased
due to SGA under normal rules. Since they must complete their new TWP by 09/30/2017
to be eligible for BOND offset, if the 24-month IRP begins after 1/2015 they will
never be able to use the offset.