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# SI 01210.600 Special Blind Income Disregards - Recipient Only (No Spouse or Essential Person)

## A. Introduction

This section provides the procedure for determining countable income (CI), and an example illustrating the computations.

## B. Procedure

### 1. Example

A blind grandfathered recipient living in State X who continues to meet the conditions in SI 01210.100 has the following income:

• \$220 wages

• \$15 blind work expenses (BWE) under both Federal and State plan rules

• \$135 RSDI benefit

The State plan income disregards used in the chart below are typical. Actual disregards vary by State.

### 2. Chart: Determining CI

STEP
1 Compute blind countable income (BCI). Apply the applicable State plan income disregards (SI 01210.500) to the recipient's income. Unearned Income
\$135.00  RSDI
-  8.00   two \$4 RSDI passalongs
\$127.00
-  7.50   general disregard
\$119.50  countable unearned income
Earned Income
\$220.00  wages
- 85.00   earned income disregard
\$135.00
÷   2   disregard of one-half of remainder
\$ 67.50
- 15.00   BWE
\$ 52.50   countable earned income
BCI
\$119.50  countable unearned income
+52.50   countable earned income
\$172.00  BCI
2 Compute countable income under Federal rules (CI/FR). Apply the SSI exclusions to the recipient's income. Unearned Income
\$135.00   RSDI
- 20.00   general exclusion
\$115.00  countable unearned income
The system performs this computation except for cases requiring a manual computation. Earned Income
\$220.00  wages
- 65.00   earned income exclusion
\$155.00
÷-    2   exclusion of one-half of remainder
\$ 77.50
- 15.00   BWE
\$ 62.50  countable earned income
CI/FR
\$115.00  countable unearned income
+ 62.50   countable earned income
\$177.50  CI/FR
3 Determine CI Compare BCI from step 1 with CI/FR from step 2. Use the lower amount of income as CI. \$172.00  CI (BCI from step 1)
After gross income and BCI have been input, the system performs this comparison, except for cases in force pay.

## C. References

BCI initial claims input, SM 01005.194

BCI posteligibility input, SM 01305.315

 To Link to this section - Use this URL: http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0501210600 SI 01210.600 - Special Blind Income Disregards - Recipient Only (No Spouse or Essential Person) - 11/06/2013 Batch run: 11/06/2013 Rev:11/06/2013