One Third Reduction Rule

Instructions regarding One Third Reduction Rule for Someone Living with Another Household

Child Support: Who does it belong to?

For ABD-related benefits, child support is usually counted as income for the child for whom it is intended. Refer to article ABD: How to Code Child Support 1/3 Deduction for Child with Disability for explanation on how to count the child support when determining eligibility for a child who has a disability. If eligibility is […]

Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD)

Policy Links Regarding ABD

How to Code Child Support 1/3 Deduction for Child with Disability

317:35-5-42(b)(5) If child support is received for a minor child with a disability, 1/3 is deducted from the eligible child’s share of the child support; the remainder is counted towards eligibility. CMS has said that the deduction is still given if an adult receives support that should have been received while s/he was still a […]

Ticket to Work

Ticket to Work is an SSI program to help people who have a disability to find and keep employment.

Income – Special Pay

Information on Special Pay, Tips, Reimbursements, etc.

CID (Calculation for Income Deeming)

The Calculation for Income Deeming (CID) is a transaction in IMS that will calculate how much income should be deemed from parents to their disabled child(ren). If the parent(s) have no income, considered categorically needy, or are all on SSI, SSP or TANF, the CID is not necessary. If the child is on SSI, income […]

SSI-Criteria State: What is Gross Wages?

Know the amount from a paycheck that is used as gross income before deductions

Income – Adjusting SSI for New or Increased Income

When a client has new or increased income, DHS uses the current month’s income and resources to determine the current month’s benefit. SSI, on the other hand, uses income and resources received 2-3 months ago to determine the current month’s benefit. Due to this difference, policy [317:35-5-42(c)(2)] allows DHS employees to calculate what the anticipated […]

Resource – Annuities

An annuity gives the right to receive fixed, periodic payments either for life or a term of years. The annuity instrument must be examined to determine the provisions and requirements of the annuity and whether the individual can access the principal.   Annuities purchased prior to February 1, 2005 If it is determined that the […]