PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 006 – The SSI Application ProcessSubchapter 04 – Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security IncomeTransmittal No. 19, 05/06/2020
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
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.
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.
Undertake IRWE development in certain circumstances even if a claimant's earnings do not exceed $65 per month.
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)
08114.032 Work Expenses - Blind Work Expenses
08114.033 Work Expenses - Impairment-Related Work Expenses