Information for RETAIN Phase 2 Participants

Welcome to the webpage for participants in the Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN). This is a survey for the workers who enrolled in one of the following RETAIN programs:

  • retainkansas
  • retainkentucky
  • RetainMinnesota
  • RetainOhio
  • RetainVermont
These programs are funded by the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

We hired a company, Mathematica to help with this survey. Mathematica will send you letters and call you two months after you enrolled in RETAIN to take the survey. Mathematica will follow up a second time about a year after you enrolled in RETAIN. Your participation will benefit not only yourself, but also others like you. Your response makes a difference!

If you have received a letter, or call, from Mathematica, please call Mathematica toll-free at 833-937-3178 and do one of these things:

  1. Ask for your username and password to complete the survey online. Mathematica will send you a $25 gift card as a thank you for completing the survey.
  2. Take the survey. You can also complete the survey over the phone. Mathematica will send you a $25 gift card as a thank you for completing the survey.
  3. Schedule a time to take the survey later and someone will call you back when you are ready.
  4. Let us know that you are not interested in participating so we can update our records.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this survey?

This is a survey for the Social Security Administration about RETAIN. The Social Security Administration will ask workers who enrolled in RETAIN to take this survey after they enrolled.

Who is doing this survey?

The Social Security Administration hired Mathematica to do the survey. Mathematica is a research organization. They have been doing surveys like this one for over 50 years.

Is the survey voluntary?

Yes

Why should I take the survey?

Only you can tell us what your experience has been like. No one can replace you. Your feedback is very important to the success of this survey. Results from the survey may help shape programs and services for workers like you in the future.

How long will the survey take?

The survey will take about 10-12 minutes to complete.

How do I take the survey?

You can complete the survey over the phone, online, or on paper. To complete the survey over the phone, please call Mathematica toll-free at 833-937-3178. Mathematica can also arrange for you to receive a paper copy of the survey, or provide you with your username and password to complete the survey online.

Do I get anything for taking the survey?

Yes! You may have received your $5 in the mail to notify you about the study. You will get a $25 gift card for completing the survey.

Will my information be kept private?

Yes. We will never share your information with people outside the Social Security Administration and Mathematica unless required by Federal law. You can skip any questions you do not want to answer. Taking part in the survey will not affect any benefits you or your family may receive.

How can I get more information?

You can call Mathematica toll-free at 833-937-3178.

Examples of RETAIN mailings

Mathematica will send you letters and postcards asking you to complete the survey. You can see examples of a letter and a postcard below.

Example letter

Example postcard

Contact us

Do you have questions about the RETAIN survey? Do you want to confirm that the materials you received in the mail are legitimate? Please call Mathematica toll-free at 833-937-3178. You can also add them as a contact to your phone by scanning this QR code:

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Do you have questions or need assistance regarding your Social Security Administration benefits? Or other general Social Security questions? Please contact the Social Security Administration here.