SI BOS01210.500 Special Blind Income Provisions For Grandfathered SSI Recipients In Region I

See SI 01210.500

A. General

The following tables show the blind income disregards provided by each State in Region I under its approved assistance plan for October 1972.

1. Maine

a.

Work expenses:

Social Security or other payroll deductions. Actual costs expended for child care while the relative who provides the care is away from home because of work. 30.00 per month for all other work related expenses.

b.

Pass-along of RSDI increases:

$4.00 per month

c.

Income under a Plan for Self Support:

Plan limited to 12 months

d.

"Any Income" not to exceed $7.50:

$7.50 per month

e.

Income Necessary to support dependents:

Excluded

f.

Other Assistance

Supplemental assistance provided by public or private agencies to help clients meet emergency situations or "unmet need"

g.

All Other

$4.00 per month for Railroad Retirement Benefits

2. Massachusetts

a.

Work Expenses:

Expenses of producing income. Personal expenses $25.00 per month. Tools, uniforms, materials, etc.

b.

Pass-along of RSDI increases:

Not Excluded

c.

Income under a Plan for Self Support:

Limited to 36 months

d.

"Any Income" not to Exceed $7.50.

$7.50 per month

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents

Not excluded

f.

Other Assistance

May be excluded if assistance is for items not counted in State payment

g.

All Other

SMI, if paid. Unearned income in-kind (food, clothing, shelter, insurance, fuel and utilities, personal needs, household supplies and replacements, laundry and dry cleaning) supplied on other than a regular basis.

3. Rhode Island

a.

Work Expenses:

Costs of required licenses. Tools, materials, uniforms and telephones needed on the job. Transportation needed on the job. Mandatory payroll deductions for income tax, social security, retirement funds, union dues, group insurance (when membership in the plan is mandatory). Legal attachment on wages. $20 per month for clothing and food. Amounts as paid where necessary for child care, care of other dependents, union dues, safety devices, special safety or protective clothing or uniforms, transportation.

b.

Pass-alongs of RSDI increases:

Not excluded

c.

Income under a Plan for Self-Support:

Plan limited to 36 months

d.

"Any Income" not to exceed $7.50:

Not excluded

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents:

Not excluded

f.

Other Assistance

Not excluded

g.

All Other

None

4. Vermont

a.

Work Expenses:

Employment expenses such as: tools, uniforms, safety devices, special clothing, devices for the handicapped, transportation on the job, required education or publications, licenses, materials, etc. Employer's deductions for taxes, compulsory insurance and/or retirement, or corresponding self-employment taxes. Transportation to and from employment. Increased needs for items for personal grooming, food needs, clothing, recreation, etc. Substitute care of children.

b.

Pass-along of RSDI increase

$8.00 per month

c.

Income under a Plan for Self Support:

Plan limited to 12 months

d.

Any Income" not to exceed $7.50:

$7.50 per month

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents

Income may be allocated to unmet needs of spouse, child, or parent who is unable to work due to illness or age.

f.

Other Assistance

Aid from other agencies to meet needs not covered by the assistance plan. Such aid may cover: aid granted for a different purpose, such as VR, or items or services not included in the standard assistance plan.

g.

All Other

Occasional small gifts and Irregular contributions. $4.00 per month RR.


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SI BOS01210.500 - Special Blind Income Provisions For Grandfathered SSI Recipients In Region I - 09/04/2001
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/04/2001