Determine eligibility based on the eligibility factors in effect for OAA, PTD, or AB in December 1973 (see December 1973 Manual) In most instances, the eligibility requirements used to determine the claimant’s continued eligibility are those on which the assistance payments were based in December 1973. However it may be advantageous to the claimant to determine continued eligibility using other program’s (December 1973 OAA, PTD, or AB) eligibility requirements. It is of primary importance that if the individual received OAA, PTD, or AB payments in December 1973 and is currently eligible for SP, the individual remains eligible for SP so long as:
- the individual meets the eligibility requirements for either OAA, PTD, or AB in effect in December 1973; and
- the individual’s income (excluding Social Security cost of living adjustments from July 1975 forward) does not meet or exceed the individual’s EIL.