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SI 00604.091 Blind Work Expenses (BWE) and Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE): Question 55

A. When to complete question 55

Complete only for claimants who allege being disabled or blind and receive or expect to receive wages; or are self-employed or expect to be self-employed. If more information is needed, provide the claimant with SSA Publication No. 05-10060 Incentives To Help You Return To Work. Otherwise, go to question 56.

NOTE: It is possible for an ineligible spouse or parent receiving title II benefits to have IRWEs/BWEs. For deeming information, see SI 01320.190 Deeming: Impairment-Related Work Expenses: Operating Policy and SI 00820.545C Deeming policy.

B. Claimant’s earnings are $65 or less

Undertake IRWE development in certain circumstances even if a claimant's earnings do not exceed $65 per month.

C. References

  • SI 00820.530 Earned Income Exclusions

  • DI 10520.001 Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE)

  • SI 01210.600 Special Blind Income Disregards: Recipient Only (No Spouse or Essential Person)

  • MSOM MSSICS 016.006 Blind/Impaired Work Expenses (IBIE)


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0500604091
SI 00604.091 - Blind Work Expenses (BWE) and Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE): Question 55 - 03/09/2015
Batch run: 03/09/2015
Rev:03/09/2015