A computation using Federal exclusions and a computation using State disregards are
both needed. In determining payment, we choose the method that yields the lower amount
of countable income.
Different computations may be used to determine eligibility and payment. For example,
we might establish eligibility using State plan disregards, but then compute payment
using the SSI exclusions because they result in less countable income (and, thus,
a larger SSI benefit).