For benefits payable for months prior to January 1996, the statute specified the payment
method for beneficiaries subject to an increase under the deduction-before-reduction
provision who live in the same household as the beneficiary subject to the deduction.
Pay any increase due under the deduction-before-reduction provision to the beneficiary
subject to the deduction. This provision permits us to change only the benefit amount
of the beneficiary subject to the deduction. This change results in reduction of the
total benefits payable to a household only to the extent that it actually reduces
the benefit subject to the deduction.
Beneficiaries not living in the same household with the beneficiary subject to the
deduction receive the increased benefit only when the deduction becomes permanent.
For benefits payable for months after December 1995, impose deductions against the
beneficiary subject to the deduction and increase the benefits to the other beneficiaries.
When imposing temporary work deductions, withhold increases to beneficiaries in other
households until the deductions become permanent at the close of the year.