Determining Benefit Amount
For cases on the regular rolls, a new calculation is centrally done at the close of each September schedule for Schedules 05 through 09. The system uses special calculation processes and tables.
Mercury benefits processed through AIS are centrally computed.
For Mercury benefits done through IPACS, the local office computes the September benefit manually. To figure a unit's September benefit, use the following calculation process.
- Multiply the net monthly income by 30% (.30). Round up the result to the next dollar if the answer ends in .01 through .99.
- Subtract the whole dollar amount from the maximum monthly amount listed for each unit size in the table of September benefits (see WAG 25-06-06).
When determining eligibility for applications made during the September fiscal month by units in Groups 05 through 09, continue to use the old standards. If the case is eligible, use the special September standards to figure September Mercury benefits (see WAG 25-03-09). Use regular proration procedures for these benefits (see WAG 13-02-02).
When you do manual gap benefits for the September fiscal month, use the old maximum benefit amount and standard deduction. See WAG 18-06-01-b for determining gap benefits.
When you do manual overlap benefits for the September fiscal month, use the new maximum benefit amount and standard deduction. See WAG 18-06-01-b for determining overlap benefits.
The ACM system Overissuance/Underissuance Calculation Module refigures September benefits centrally.