Basic (04-90)

# SI 01210.630 Special Blind Income Disregards - Recipient With Essential Person

## A. INTRODUCTION

This section provides the procedure for determining CI, and an example illustrating the computations.

## B. PROCEDURE

### 1. Example

A blind grandfathered recipient living in State X has an essential person. The blind recipient has the following income:

• \$120 wages

• \$10 BWE under both Federal and State plan rules

The essential person has income of \$100.00 wages.

The State plan income disregards used in the chart below are typical. Actual disregards vary by State.

### 2. Chart: Determining CI

STEP
1 Compute BCI. Apply the applicable State plan income disregards (SI 01210.500) to the income of the recipient only. BCI of Blind Recipient Only
\$120.00  wages
-  7.50   general disregard
\$112.50
- 85.00   earned income disregard
\$ 27.50
÷   2   disregard of one-half of remainder
\$ 13.75
- 10.00   BWE
\$  3.75  BCI (recipient only)
Add the essential person's income. Do not apply disregards. BCI for Blind Recipient and Essential Person
\$   3.75  BCI of blind recipient only
+100.00   income deemed from essential
person
\$103.75  BCI (recipient and essential person)
2 Compute CI/FR. Apply the SSI exclusions to the combined income of the recipient and the essential person. Unearned Income
\$100.00   income deemed from essential person
- 20.00   general exclusion
\$ 80.00  countable unearned income
The system performs this computation, except for cases (such as force pay) requiring a manual computation. Earned Income
\$120.00  wages
- 65.00   earned income exclusion
\$ 55.00
÷   2   exclusion of one-half of remainder
\$ 27.50
- 10.00   BWE
\$ 17.50  countable earned income
CI/FR
\$ 80.00  countable unearned income
+ 17.50   countable earned income
\$ 97.50  CI/FR
3 Determine CI. Compare BCI from step 1 with CI/FR from step 2. Use the lower amount of income as CI. \$ 97.50  CI (CI/FR from step 2)
(After gross income and BCI have been input, the system performs this comparison, except for cases in force pay.)

## C. REFERENCES

BCI Initial Claims Input, SM 01005.194

BCI Posteligibility Input, SM 01305.315

 To Link to this section - Use this URL: http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0501210630 SI 01210.630 - Special Blind Income Disregards - Recipient With Essential Person - 01/06/1999 Batch run: 01/06/1999 Rev:01/06/1999