Blind Pension Manual

Appendix A – Pro-ration of Initial BP Payments

IM-57 June 8, 2023; IM-71 December 19, 2018; IM-68 June 15, 2017; IM-37 June 20, 2016; IM-35 June 24, 2014; IM-50 June 11, 2012; IM-30 June 21, 2011; IM-44 June 29, 2010; IM-39 June 11, 2009; IM-43 June 11, 2008; IM-53 June 8, 2007

Participants eligible for BP will receive payment from the date of application. The amount of payment for the month of application will be based on the number of days from the date of application (including the date of application) through the end of the month. For months of application of July 2018 and later, after determining the number of days for which a payment will be made for the month of application, use the amount next to the number of days in the following table as the amount of payment.

Days Prorated Payment Amount Days Prorated Payment Amount Days Prorated Payment Amount
1 25 11 280 21 534
2 51 12 305 22 560
3 76 13 331 23 585
4 102 14 356 24 611
5 127 15 382 25 636
6 153 16 407 26 662
7 178 17 433 27 687
8 204 18 458 28 713
9 229 19 484 29 738
10 255 20 509 30 764
        31 789

EXAMPLE:    Mr. Smith applies for BP on July 28, 2018. The Eligibility Specialist completes the approval on August 3, 2018. Mr. Smith is eligible for a BP payment of $96 for four days of July. Since the approval is after the payroll closing date for August, the July payment will be combined with the full monthly payment for August. Mr. Smith’s first BP payment will be $846 ($96 from the table for July + $750 for August).