EXR participants must complete the 24-month initial reinstatement period (IRP) and
the trial work period (TWP) by September 30, 2017, to qualify for the BOND participation
The 60-month participation period for EXR participants begins after the 24-month IRP,
providing the IRP and an additional TWP are complete prior to September 30, 2017.
IMPORTANT: When the claimant is 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. This information should be included in your explanation
to BOND beneficiaries.