TN 5 (03-12)
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.
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)