If the veteran was receiving less than 75% of the SSI FBR due to the receipt of other
benefit income and he or she becomes entitled to additional recurring other benefit
income after entitlement, determine if the:
qualified individual received similar income during the 12-month period before the
SVB application was filed; and
new benefit income is from a source that is substantially related to the sources of
income (e.g., the same paying agency or organization) received during the 12-month-period
before he or she filed an application for SVB.
If the other benefit income meets the criteria in VB 00205.100, reduce the SVB by the additional pension or annuity amount. If the additional reduction
is large enough to reduce the SVB to zero, suspend payment to the SVB beneficiary.
If the other benefit income does not meet the criteria in VB
00205.100, document the file to this effect and do not reduce the SVB.