Add the SCI in January 1974 to the grant amount (GA) on the system to determine the
SCI MIL. The maximum correct MIL for a blind converted recipient is $253 (prior to
the addition of COLA passalong increments). If the SCI MIL computation yields a MIL
greater than $253, it is probably due to the recipient having income which was unknown
to the State prior to conversion. It is no longer possible to verify the States’ records
because they have been destroyed. Therefore, if the SCI MIL computed is greater than
$253, reduce the GA to bring the MIL down to $253 (we allow the recipient the benefit
of the doubt by assuming he had a maximum MIL).
If the SCI itself is greater than $253, i.e., the GA would be zero, the recipient
was erroneously converted. MIL corrections are not subject to administrative finality,
but changes in the MMSS computation are subject to administrative finality. See SM
01301.705 - SM 01301.706 for instructions on processing MIL reductions and erroneous
conversions. Note that, if the recipient was erroneously converted, he/she does not
have a right to BCI procedures and is not properly a member of the Livermore class.