TN 48 (11-08)
SI 00820.142 Alternative Wage Verification - Sheltered Workshop Pays $65 or Less Per Month to All
A sheltered workshop/work activities center may not have paid any of its program participants more than $65 a month for a particular past period. Once you become aware of such an occurrence, you may set up a precedent file to that effect and use it to verify wages.
The precedent file should contain either a signed statement from the facility or a report of contact with the facility which shows the name of the facility and the period in which it did not pay more than $65 a month to any of its clients. This precedent file must be updated at least annually to be valid.
C. When To Use
The procedure in SI 00820.142D. is used to verify wages in initial claims when an individual alleges he:
worked for a sheltered workshop for which the FO has established a precedent file, and
never earned over $65 in any month, and
worked only for one employer during the period being verified, and
was not self-employed.
EXCEPTION: The specific monthly amounts are verified and entered to the SSR when one or both members of an eligible couple have earned income of $65 or less, but their total earned income exceeds $65 per month.
Use this procedure to verify wages in initial claims as described in SI 00820.142C.
Does this precedent cover the entire period for which wages are being verified?
If yes, go to Step 3.
If no, go to Step 2.
Verify any remaining earnings using the verification procedure in SI 00820.135 through SI 00820.135.141.
Charge $65 verified wages for each month covered by the precedent.
Document the precedent using one of the following methods:
annotate the precedent and the period covered by the precedent on a locked DROC in MSSICS; or
fax a copy of the precedent into the Non-Disability Repository (NDRED) or the Certified Electronic Folder (CEF), as appropriate.