Abt has contracts with local agencies that specialize in helping beneficiaries find
employment, and provides EWIC services under BOND for the other stage 2 treatment
group (3000 individuals) eligible to receive the $1 for $2 offset. An EWIC provides
beneficiaries with targeted and extensive counseling. In addition to group outreach,
an EWIC initiates contact with each treatment group member eligible for counseling.
The objective of EWIC counseling is to provide a long, intensive, advising relationship.
An EWIC focuses on helping the BOND participant with:
which employment path is best;
An EWIC also addresses additional financial issues (including tax consequences) and
SSA employment supports.
NOTE: Do not confuse BOND WIC and EWIC positions with SSA’s AWIC and CWIC positions.