Blind Pension

Appendix A – Pro-ration of Initial BP Payments

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 24 11 262 21 500
2 48 12 286 22 524
3  73 13 314 23 556
4 96 14 339 24 581
5 121 15 363 25 605
6 145 16 387 26 629
7 169 17 411 27 653
8 194 18 435 28 677
9 218 19 460 29 702
10 242 20 484 30 726
        31 750

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 will be $846 ($96 from the table for July + $750 for August).