BASIC (11-02)

SI 02009.065 SSA-8106/SSA-8106A - Computation Worksheets - Instructions for Completion

A. Policy -- general

The SSA-8106/SSA-8106A should be used to compute payments when the system is unable to do so. This may occur, for example, when data input into the system is incompatible or incomplete and it becomes necessary to perform a manual computation. When the SSA-­8l06/SSA-8l06A is used to manually compute a retroac­tive or ongoing payment amount, the form should be­come part of the claimant's file. When deeming is a factor and a deeming worksheet (SSA-8015, or SSA-8016) has been used to compute benefits, the use of the SSA-8106/SSA-8016A is optional.

The form may also be used to provide an individual with an estimate of the amount payable to him as well as to explain the factors used to estimate payments, it should be annotated “payment estimate." The "payment estimate" need not be retained.

B. Procedure – completion of the SSA-8106 – SSI payment worksheet

1. Heading

Enter the name(s) of the individual(s), SSN(s), and the month(s) the computation covers.

2. Exclusions

Items 1-7 are excluded from income and thus are not used in computing the SSI payments. For detailed infor­mation regarding these exclusions, see SI 00830.099.

3. Unearned Income

Make the proper entry for any unearned income identi­fied in items A(l)-A(7). (See SI 02009.001 to determine whether the income should be en­tered in the monthly or quarterly column.) When in-kind support (A(2)) is involved, see SI 00835.001. If an eligible child receives child support (A(5)) from an absent parent, exclude one-third of the support payment (SI 00830.420). When deeming (A(7)) is involved, see SI 01320.000 ff., for the proper amount to be deemed (note SI 02009.065A.). If the general exclusion (A(8)) exceeds the sub­total of unearned income record the excess in B(4). In item A(9) enter any income based on need; e.g., VA pension, AFDC, etc., for which the general exclusion does not apply (SI 00830.170). In item A(10) enter any income used by a blind or disabled person to fulfill a plan for achieving self-support (PASS) (SI 00870.000 ff.). If the amount recorded in A(l0) exceeds the subtotal of unearned income, record the excess in B(8). Record the total countable unearned income at the foot of the col­umn and in (a).

4. Earned Income

Make the proper entry for any earned income identi­fied in items B(l) and B(2). (See SI 02009.001 to determine whether the income should be en­tered in the monthly or quarterly column.) Where deem­ing is appropriate, include the deemable earned income of the ineligible spouse if the deeming worksheets were not used for computation purposes. If the claimant is a student enter in item B(3) any student earned income exclusion (SI 00820.510). In item B(4) enter any amount of the general exclusion not used in A(8). Item B(5) has been preprinted to exclude the $65 (month­ly) or $195 (quarterly) of earned income. In item B(6) enter one-half (1/2) of the remaining countable earned income. If the claimant is blind, enter in item B(7) the ex­cludable work expenses, SI 00820.535. In item B(8) enter any amount of income not used in item A(l0) which is used by a blind or disabled person to fulfill a plan for achieving self-support. Record the total countable earned income at the foot of the column and in (b).

5. Total Countable Income

Add the total countable unearned income entered at (a) to the total countable earned income entered at (b) to obtain the total countable income entered at (c).

6. Conversion of Quarterly Countable Income to Monthly Countable Income

If total countable income in 5 is quarterly, convert to monthly countable income by dividing by 3.

7. Determine Monthly SSI Payment

Enter the effective month(s). Enter the appropriate FBR for each month (SI 02001.020). Deduct the monthly countable income (see SI 02009.065B.5. or SI 02009.065B.6.). The result is the monthly Federal SSI payment. If the result is positive, show the amount in i