In handling AB cash and vendor cases, two separate guarantees were made to these claimants.
- The right to an SP grant to maintain the claimant’s December 1973 EIL.
- EXAMPLE 1: Ms. Brown was receiving a $110 cash grant and vendor payments in December 1973 based on AB categorical requirements. Her income consisted of $63 OASDI and $110 AB. Her EIL is $173. She was not eligible for SSI because of her OASDI income. Therefore, she began receiving a $110 SP grant in January 1974 to maintain her $173 EIL.
- The claimant’s right to retain $88 for personal needs.
- EXAMPLE 2: In EXAMPLE 1: Ms. Brown’s surplus amount was also computed. Based on December 1973 budgeting procedures, Ms. Brown was allowed an $88 personal needs expense. Any income she had in excess of this amount had to be paid to the nursing home. Ms. Brown had income of $173. Since she was allowed to keep $88 for her personal needs, she had to pay $85 ($173 – $88 = $85) to the nursing home.