Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Treatment of Income

Revised:

21.8

INCOME AT APPLICATION

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Income in application month

 

Base the eligibility and benefit level for the AU that is submitting an initial application on its circumstances for the entire calendar month in which the application is filed.Use the income received by the AU members during the application month (i.e., income already received by the day of application plus any that is anticipated, with reasonable certainty, to be received in that month) to determine initial eligibility and benefit level.If the AUís income is averaged, use the averaged amount for each month of the certification period, including the application month.

 

Effects of Changes During the Application Processing Period

 

An AU may be eligible in the application month based on circumstances existing in that month, but ineligible in the subsequent month because of changes which occur.The AU is entitled to benefits for the application month even when the processing of the application results in benefits not being paid in subsequent months.††

 

An AU may be ineligible in the application month based on circumstances in that month, but eligible in the subsequent month because of changes which occur.A new application is not required; however the initial application must be denied for the application month and approved for subsequent months.

 

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