How do IRWEs help you?
We deduct the cost of certain impairment-related items and services that you need to work from your gross earnings when we decide if your "countable earnings" demonstrates performance of SGA. It does not matter if you use these items and services for non-work activities.
How do We Use IRWEs to Figure Your SSI monthly payments?
We also exclude IRWE from your earned income when we figure your monthly SSI payment amount.
When will we deduct Your IRWE?
We deduct IRWE for SGA purposes when:
We deduct IRWE when we figure SSI payment amounts when requirements 1 through 4 above are met, and
This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.