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Can I use Blind Work Expenses (BWE) to qualify for SSI?


Yes. If you meet all the other criteria for SSI eligibility (disability, resource limit, unearned income limit) but receive earnings too high to qualify for SSI, you may use BWE to reduce your countable earnings low enough to receive a SSI payment and Medical Assistance.

For more information:

http://www.vcu-ntc.org/resources/WIPA_OtherResources/Disability%20Program%20Differences%20for%20Blind%20Individuals%202015.pdf