The State may, at its option, reduce the individual MIL:
If a recipient's December 1973 GA included an amount payable solely because of a special
need (also referred to as a special circumstance); and
There is a change in status affecting the special need which would have caused a reduction
in the GA (had the event occurred in December 1973).
NOTES: (1) After processing a special needs reduction, do not reinstate the special needs
allowance into the MIL even if former circumstances are restored. (2) Essential persons
may be treated as special needs for purposes of MIL reduction if the State grant included
some payment for these people. Under these conditions, the State may reduce an individual
MIL upon the loss of essential person status.