No underpayment is due a member of an SSI eligible couple unless VA recognized a dependent
other than the spouse during some part of the relief period.
If the spouse was not a VA dependent, then SSA will pay the full underpayment due
based on the designated beneficiary's corrected VA income.
If the spouse was not the only VA dependent, then SSA will include both the designated
beneficiary's and the spouse's portion of the VA pension in the couple's countable
income when computing the underpayment. (The portions for any other dependents are
counted as income to the dependents and not income to the couple.)
EXCEPTION: For members of eligible couples who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington,
see regional POMS instructions in SI 00832.316.