Blind Work Expense - BWE Calculation For Earned Income Only

If you are blind, Social Security allows certain expenses to be deducted from your wages when calculating your SSI eligibility and payment amount. A list of BWE expenses can be found in the SSA Red Book or at SSI Spotlight on Impairment-Related Work Expenses

Step 1

Gross Wages (before taxes)

- $20.00

General Income Exclusion

$0.00

- $65.00

Earned Income Exclusion

$0.00

รท 2

Divide remaining Earned Income by 2

$0.00

Total Countable Earned Income

Step 2

$735.00

SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) = $735.00 in 2017

- $0.00

Total Countable Earned Income

$0.00

SSI Benefit Check without a BWE

Step 3

$0.00

Total Countable Income

-

Monthly BWE amount

$0.00

Revised Total Countable Income

Step 4

$735.00

SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) = $735.00 in 2017

- $0.00

Revised Total Countable Income

$0.00

SSI Benefit Check with a BWE

Step 5

$0.00

SSI Benefit Check with a BWE

+ $0.00

Gross Wages (before taxes)

$0.00

Total Gross Monthly Budget amount with BWE

Please note this calculator is for estimating only. Social Security will make the official determination when you report your wages.