SI DEN01210.500 Special Blind Income Provisions For Grandfathered SSI Recipients In Region VIII.

See SI 01210.500

A. General

The following tables show the blind income disregards provided by each State in Region VIII under its approved assistance Plan for October 1972. Any questions arising from the application of these disregards should be addressed to the Assistance/Insurance Programs Branch.

1. COLORADO

a.

Work Expenses:

Mandatory payroll deduction plus allowance of $30.00 for transportation, special clothing, union dues, special education or training costs, telephone, additional food or personal needs.

b.

Pass-alongs of

$4.00 per month. RSDI increases:

c.

Income under a

Plan limited to 12 months. Plan for Self- Support:

d.

"Any Income"

Not excluded.not to exceed $7.50:

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents:

Not excluded.

f.

Other Assistance:

Not excluded.

g.

All Other:

$4.00 per month Railroad Board payments.

2. MONTANA

a.

Work Expenses:

Mandatory payroll deductions (union dues, social security payments, and Federal and State income taxes); Work expenses are limited to transportation at $.09 a mile; Child care cost if day care available, no allowance for care of children.

b.

Pass-along of RSDI Increases:

$4.00 per month.

c.

Income under a Plan for Self-Support:

Other income, earned or unearned, shall be disregarded for a period not in excess of 12 months for any blind individual who has a Plan, approved by the State Department, for achieving self-support.

d.

"Any Income" not to exceed $7.50:

$7.50 per month.

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents:

Not excluded.

f.

Other Assistance:

Assistance from other shall be disregarded for a period not in excess of 12 months for any blind individual who has a Plan, approved by the State Department, for achieving self-support.agencies that does not duplicate assistance payments.

g.

All Other:

For Indians, first $25 yearly in per capita payments (except land sale); casual income from wages from odd jobs, occasional sale of products or produce, and miscellaneous sources.

3. NORTH DAKOTA

a.

Work Expenses:

Withholding taxes, FICA taxes, work-related allowance may be disregarded on a hardship basis: transportation, uniforms, etc.; if husband and wife are eligible for AABD, each is entitled to appropriate earned income exemptions and standard work/training expense allowance if both are employed.

b.

Pass-alongs of RSDI Increases:

$4.00 per month.

c.

Income under a Plan for Self-Support:

Not excluded.

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:

Irregular or infrequent income disregarded--no limit; disregard full amount of foster care payments or room and board payment.

4. SOUTH DAKOTA

a.

Work Expenses:

Allowance of $10.00 when work is full-time (gross $140.00 or more per month) or $5.00 when gross is under $140.00 per month, plus withholding.

b.

Pass-alongs of RSDI Increases:

Not excluded.

c.

Income under a Plan for Self-Support:

Plan limited to 12 months.

d.

"Any income" not to Exceed $7.50:

Not excluded.

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents:

Income allocated to dependent in home; alimony or child support paid to another house-hold.

f.

Other Assistance:

Training allowance from VR or State Department of Service to the Visually Impaired exceeding the "standard personal allowance."

g.

All Other:

Foster care payments to recipients who are foster parents; SMI premiums.

5. UTAH

a.

Work Expenses:

Mandatory payroll deductions; lunches up to $.50 per day; transportation to and from work (public or $.06 a mile if using own car); tools, materials, uniforms, transportation to call on customers.

b.

Pass-along of RSDI Increases:

Not excluded.

c.

Income under a Plan for Self-Support

Excluded for AB only. Plan limited to 12 months.

d.

"Any income" not to exceed $7.50

Not excluded.

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents:

Not excluded.

f.

Other Assistance:

Special circumstances paid for by donors (e.g., seeing eye dog, medical services, house repairs).

g.

All Other:

Gifts in goods or cash up to $25.00 if received irregularly; unearned income used to pay current burial costs of household member (up to $750.00).

6. WYOMING

a.

Work Expenses:

Withheld taxes, FICA, and union dues, plus nonpersonal work expenses and $12.00 per month for incidentals and transportation expenses. ("Nonpersonal" means clothing, equipment, and transportation on the job.)

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:

$7.50 per month of any income except contributions by relatives.

e.

Income Necessary to Support Dependents: .

Not Excluded

f.

Other Assistance:

Not excluded.

g.

All Other:

SMI premium.


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SI DEN01210.500 - Special Blind Income Provisions For Grandfathered SSI Recipients In Region VIII. - 07/23/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:07/23/2002