Identification Number:
SI 00604 TN 19
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security Income
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM
Part SI – Supplemental Security Income
Chapter 006 – The SSI Application Process
Subchapter 04 – Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security Income
Transmittal No. 19, 05/06/2020

Audience

OCO-OEIO: CR, FCR, FDE, RECONE;
OCO-ODO: CR, CST, CTE, CTE TE;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TXVI, CSR, CTE, DRT, FR, OA, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

OISP

Effective Date

05/06/2020

Background

This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.

Summary of Changes

SI 00604.091 Blind Work Expenses (BWE) and Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE): Question 55

Subsection D

  • We removed the obsoleted MSSICS link to the IBIE screen, MSOM MSSICS 016.006, to the current SSI Claims System reference, MS 08114.032.

  • We added the reference to the Work Expenses - Impairment Related Work Expenses screen in the SSI Claims System, MS 08114.033.

SI 00604.091 Blind Work Expenses (BWE) and Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE): Question 55

A. When to complete question 55

Complete only for claimants who allege being disabled or blind and receive or expect to receive wages or are self-employed or expect to be self-employed. If more information is needed, provide the claimant with SSA Publication No. 05-10060 Incentives To Help You Return To Work. Otherwise, go to question 56.

NOTE: It is possible for an ineligible spouse or parent receiving title II benefits to have IRWEs/BWEs. For deeming information, see

SI 01320.190 Deeming: Impairment-Related Work Expenses: Operating Policy and

SI 00820.545C Deeming policy.

B. Claimant’s earnings are $65 or less

Undertake IRWE development in certain circumstances even if a claimant's earnings do not exceed $65 per month.

C. References

  • SI 00820.530 Earned Income Exclusions

  • DI 10520.001 Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE)

  • SI 01210.600 Special Blind Income Disregards: Recipient Only (No Spouse or Essential Person)

  • MS 08114.032 Work Expenses - Blind Work Expenses

  • MS 08114.033 Work Expenses - Impairment-Related Work Expenses


SI 00604 TN 19 - Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security Income - 5/06/2020