TN 5 (03-12)
SI 00604.085 Completing Part IV (Income) of the SSA-8000-BK: General
A. Time period for questions and answers
Ask questions and obtain answers for the period specified in the questions.
1. Interview carefully
Interview carefully to assure that the claimant reports all income. Ensure that:
Assets reported by the claimant in question 48 could have been received in the filing date month (or later) as income.
Resources listed in Part III could serve as leads to income.
Resources listed in questions 44 and 45 may provide interest or dividend income.
Some real property could produce rental income.
2. Inform blind/disabled claimants about work incentives
Use every opportunity to encourage work and inform blind/disabled claimants about the work incentive provisions.