TN 33 (08-23)

# GN 02610.042 Computing Noncountable Income (NCI) - Offset

## A. Procedure

### 1. Couples cases

Compute the NCI separately for each individual. Follow the example in GN 02610.042B in this section. See item 2 in SM 02101.240 for an explanation of the process.

### 2. Recomputations

See GN 02610.036C, Step 4.

## B. Example - couples case

John Smith is due \$700.00 total retroactive title II benefits, \$500.00 in the offset period and \$200.00 outside the offset period. John's share of the offset is \$600.00. John's spouse Betty is due \$300.00 in retroactive title II benefits, \$200.00 in the offset period and \$100.00 outside the offset period. Betty's share of the offset is \$150.00.

To compute the NCI:

• Reduce John's title II benefits due in the offset period to zero. Subtract the remaining \$100.00 in offset from John's title II benefits due outside the offset period. John has no NCI. The remaining \$100.00 payable to John is countable for SSI.

• Reduce Betty's \$200.00 due in the offset period by \$150.00. The remaining \$50.00 due in the offset period is NCI and is not counted when received for SSI purposes. However, the \$100.00 due Betty outside the offset period is countable when received for SSI purposes.

 To Link to this section - Use this URL: http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0202610042 GN 02610.042 - Computing Noncountable Income (NCI) - Offset - 08/16/2023 Batch run: 08/16/2023 Rev:08/16/2023