SI CHI01210.500 State Plan Blind Income Disregards

A. ILLINOIS

CATEGORY

DISREGARDS

Work expenses

For self-employment: earned income is the total profit less cost of production.

For employees:

  • All mandatory payroll deductions.

  • Blue Cross or other medical insurance.

  • Costs not to exceed $50.00 per month and operating allowance of $0.05 per mile. If other than car, actual reasonable cost.

  • Telephone at minimum rate if essential to job.

  • Lunch supplementation - $3.00 per month if carried from home, $9.00 per month if purchased at work.

  • Special tools and uniforms required by employer.

Pass-along of RSDI increases

$4.00 per month.

Income under a plan for self-support

Plan limited to 12 months.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

$7.50 per month.

Income necessary to support dependents

Not excluded.

Other assistance

Not excluded.

All other

Insignificant amounts of irregular income received at widely spaced intervals which have little effect in meeting an individual's requirements.

$4.00 per month RR.

B. INDIANA

CATEGORY

DISREGARDS

Work expenses

Any expense attributable to earnings; 8 cents per mile is allowed if auto is essential to employment.

Lunch if bought at work; 60 cents per meal is allowed as an expense. No allowance if brought from home.

$5.00 is allowed for telephone if essential for employment.

Pass-along of RSDI increases

$8.00 per month.

Income under a plan for self-support

Plan limited to 12 months.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

$7.50 per month.

Income necessary to support dependents

Not excluded.

Other assistance

Assistance from other agencies and organizations that is not counted:

  • Supplements by township trustee or other agency.

  • Supplementation for vocational rehabilitation by another agency.

All other

$4.00 per month RR.

C. MICHIGAN

CATEGORY

DISREGARDS

Work expenses

Transportation to and from work plus transportation to call on customers. If private transportation is used, use mileage rate in State's "Standardized Travel Regulations."

Mandatory payroll deductions (including retirement insurance and union dues).

$20 per month for additional food, clothing and personal incidentals; tools, uniforms, special clothing.

Pass-along of RSDI increases

None.

Income under a plan for self-support

Plan limited to 36 months.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

$7.50 per month.

Income necessary to support dependents

Not excluded.

Other assistance

Any complementary assistance (i.e., non-duplicative assistance from a public or private agency).

All other

Small and unpredictable gifts, interest, dividends, and training allowances.

D. MINNESOTA

CATEGORYDISREGARDS

Work expenses

Mandatory payroll deduction, childcare, transportation to and from work, professional dues, tools, uniforms, etc.

Pass-along of RSDI increases

$8.00 per month.

Income under a plan for self-support

Plan limited to 36 months.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

$7.50 per month.

Income necessary to support dependents

Allocated to dependents.

Other assistance

Not excluded.

All other

None.

E. OHIO

CATEGORY

DISREGARDS

Work expenses

Non-personal work expenses: cost of tools, materials, special uniforms necessary for employment, cost of on the job transportation to call on customers and personal work expenses.

Transportation - local carrier rates or 10 cents per mile (cost of transportation to use for day care is allowed).

Withholding tax, FICA tax, retirement plans when required by employer, union dues, group life and medical insurance, and garnishments.

Pass-along of RSDI increases

Not excluded.

Income under a plan for self-support

Plan limited to 12 months.

"Any income " not to exceed $7.50

$7.50 per month.

Income necessary to support dependents

Child support payments from earned income,

Other assistance

Aid which does not duplicate assistance payments.

All other

Irregular and infrequent (occasional) money and gifts in-kind excluded--no amount stipulated.

F. WISCONSIN

CATEGORY

DISREGARDS

Work expenses

Withheld taxes and FICA.

$10.00 for employment-related transportation.

Payments for car loans and maintenance if necessary for employment.

Pass along of RSDI increases

$8.00 per month.

Income under a plan for self-support

Limited to 12 months.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

Not excluded.

Income necessary to support dependents

Income may be allocated for the support of a legal dependent, spouse, minor child under age 18, incapacitated adult son or daughter. Amount is not to exceed the total amount of dependent's needs as determined by state payment standards.

Other assistance

DVR allowances.

All other

SMI premium.

$4.00 per month RR.

Inconsequential income (unpredictable, irregular; and not of an appreciable effect in meeting continuing needs).

EXAMPLES:

  • Interest, dividends from life insurance policy, earnings as a census enumerator, occasional cash gifts, Menominee Indian Bond interest, and homestead relief payments.

  • Payments for foster care to a licensed foster parent who is a recipient.


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SI CHI01210.500 - State Plan Blind Income Disregards - 09/09/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/09/2002