If both the NH and auxiliary are workers, withhold the excess earnings of the NH from
the total family benefit that includes the benefits of the working auxiliary. Therefore,
suspensions or deductions apply to the total family until the NH's excess is withheld.
Withhold the working auxiliary's excess earnings from any remaining benefits (if any)
due only the working auxiliary.
EXAMPLE: The NH is entitled to a retirement insurance benefit (RIB) of $346, and her husband
is entitled to a spouse's benefit of $173. The NH had excess earnings of $2,076. Her
husband had excess earnings of $865.
The NH's earnings are charged against the total monthly family benefit of $519 ($346
plus $173) so neither the NH nor her husband receives payments for January through
April (4 x $519 = $2,076).
Charge the husband's excess earnings against his own benefit of $173. Since charging
his benefits for January through April with the NH's excess, the charging of his own
earnings cannot begin until May; therefore, he receives no benefits for May through