Revision 17-4; Effective October 1, 2017

 

 

C—110 TANF

Revision 11-4; Effective October 1, 2011

 

 

C—111 Income Limits

Revision 17-4; Effective October 1, 2017

 

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Budgetary Allowances (October 1, 2017)
  Non-Caretaker Cases Caretaker Cases
Without Second
Parent
Caretaker Cases With
Second Parent
Family Size Bud Needs (100%) Rec Needs (25%) Max Grant Bud Needs (100%) Rec Needs (25%) Max Grant Bud Needs (100%) Rec Needs (25%) Max Grant
1 $256 $64 $99 $313 $78* $121 --- --- ---
2 369 92 143 650 163 251 498 125** 192
3 518 130 200 751 188 290 824 206 318
4 617 154 238 903 226 348 925 231 357
5 793 198 306 1003 251 387 1073 268 414
6 856 214 330 1153 288 445 1176 294 453
7 1068 267 412 1252 313 483 1319 330 509
8 1173 293 452 1425 356 549 1422 356 548
9 1346 337 519 1528 382 589 1595 399 615
10 1450 363 559 1701 425 656 1698 425 655
11 1623 405 626 1804 451 695 1871 468 721
12 1726 432 665 1977 494 762 1975 494 761
13 1899 475 732 2080 520 802 2147 537 828
14 2003 501 772 2253 563 868 2251 563 868
15 2174 544 838 2356 589 908 2423 606 934
Per each additional member 173 43 67 173 43 67 173 43 67

* Caretaker of child receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
** Caretaker and second parent of child receiving SSI
"Bud Needs" is budgetary needs.
"Rec Needs" is recognizable needs.

 

C—112 How to Prorate TANF Grants

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

 

TANF

After eligibility is determined, the TANF grant amount is prorated for the first month of eligibility using the following steps:

  1. Calculate the certified group's recommended grant amount for the month based on the household size and net income. (See Step 5, line 3, page 3 of Form H1101, TANF Worksheet, or Step 5, line 3, page 2 of Form H1102, TANF Worksheet for Special Reviews and Denials.)
  2. Determine the earlier of the certification date or the 30th day after the file date. Using the chart in C-112.1, Proration Multiplier Chart, determine the appropriate proration multiplier.
  3. Multiply the recommended grant amount from Step 1 by the multiplier from Step 2.
  4. Round the amount from Step 3 down to the next dollar. If the resulting prorated grant is less than $10, the household is not eligible for a grant in the first month. The grant effective date is the first day of the following month.

Note: One-Time TANF (OTTANF) or One-Time Grandparent payments are not prorated.

 

C—112.1 Proration Multiplier Chart

Revision 01-7; Effective October 1, 2001

 

TANF

Date Financial Eligibility
Begins
Proration Multiplier
1 1
2 .97
3 .93
4 .90
5 .87
6 .83
7 .80
8 .77
9 .73
10 .70
11 .67
12 .63
13 .60
14 .57
15 .53
16 .50
17 .47
18 .43
19 .40
20 .37
21 .33
22 .30
23 .27
24 .23
25 .20
26 .17
27 .13
28 .10
29 .07
30/31 .03

 

C—120 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Revision 08-1; Effective January 1, 2008


   

C—121 Maximum Income Limits

Revision 17-4; Effective October 1, 2017

 

SNAP

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective October 1, 2017
Household Size Gross (130%) Net (100%) 165%*
1 $1,307 $1,005 $1,659
2 1,760 1,354 2,233
3 2,213 1,702 2,808
4 2,665 2,050 3,383
5 3,118 2,399 3,958
6 3,571 2,747 4,532
7 4,024 3,095 5,107
8 4,477 3,444 5,682
9 4,930 3,793 6,257
10 5,383 4,142 6,832
Each additional person +453 +349 +575

 

* The figures in the 165 percent column are used to determine if an elderly person or a person with a disability living with others may claim separate household status even though the person purchases or prepares food with the others. The figures in this column are also the income limits for categorically eligible households.

 

C—121.1 Deduction Amounts

Revision 17-4; Effective October 1, 2017

 

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $160
Four $170
Five $199
Six or more $228

 

  • Standard medical expense — $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $143
  • Maximum excess shelter — $535
  • Standard utility allowance — $342
  • Basic utility allowance — $316
  • Telephone standard — $37

Note: A disqualified member in the household size is not used when applying the standard deduction.

Related Policy
Deductions, A-1400

 

C—122 How to Determine Monthly SNAP Allotments

Revision 17-4; Effective October 1, 2017

SNAP

To determine the monthly allotment for a household, advisors use the chart in C-1431, Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size. The monthly allotment for a household with more than 10 people is determined by first determining the maximum:

  • monthly allotment by adding $144 for each additional person to the maximum SNAP allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,441);
  • gross income by adding $453 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,383); and
  • net income by adding $349 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,142).

The monthly allotment is determined by:

  • multiplying the household's net monthly income by .30;
  • rounding the cents to the next higher whole dollar amount; and
  • subtracting the rounded sum from the maximum monthly allotment for the household size.

Example: A 12-person household with a net monthly income of $964 has a monthly allotment of $1,439 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,441 + $144 + $144 = $1,729; $1,729 - $290 = $1,439).

Note: The shaded portions on the table in C-1431 indicate allotments available only to categorically eligible households.

Related Policy
How to Prorate Benefits, C-123
Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431
Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, C-1432

 

C—123 How to Prorate Benefits

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

SNAP

A prorated allotment for the month of application is determined by using the chart in C-1432, Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, or by:

  • subtracting the date of the application from 31;
  • multiplying the sum by the amount of the whole monthly allotment; and
  • dividing that amount by 30. If the date of the application is the 30th or 31st, the whole allotment is divided by 30. All cents are disregarded.

Example: A household with a whole monthly allotment of $395 applies on June 17. The household's prorated allotment for June is $184. (31 - 17 = 14; $395 × 14 = $5,530; $5,530 ÷ 30 = $184.33 or $184)

Note: Some categorically eligible households can receive ongoing monthly allotments of less than $10. Do not issue allotments that are prorated to less than $10. A one- or two-person household that qualified for a minimum monthly allotment of $16 can receive a prorated allotment of less than $16 but not a prorated allotment of less than $10.

Benefits are not prorated if the household includes a member who meets both of the following criteria:

  • is a seasonal or migrant farm worker (in or out of the workstream), and
  • was certified for SNAP in Texas or another state the month before the household applied.

Related Policy
Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431

 

C—130 Medical Programs

Revision 12-1; Effective January 1, 2012  

 

 

C—131 Income Limits

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013  

 

 

C—131.1 Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPIL)

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017

 

TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, TP 36, TP 43, TP 44, TP 48, TP 40, TP 42, TA 74, TA 75 and TA 76

Family Size 133% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TP 44, 34, TA 76
144% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TP 48, 33, TA 75
198% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TP 40, 42, 43, 36, 35, TA 74
1 $1,337 $1,448 $1,990
2 1,800 1,949 2,680
3 2,264 2,451 3,370
4 2,727 2,952 4,059
5 3,190 3,454 4,749
6 3,654 3,956 5,439
7 4,117 4,457 6,129
8 4,580 4,959 6,818
9 5,043 5,460 7,508
10 5,507 5,962 8,198
11 5,970 6,464 8,887
12 6,433 6,965 9,577
13 6,897 7,467 10,267
14 7,360 7,968 10,956
15 7,823 8,470 11,646
For each additional member 464 502 690

 

Note: See C-1114, Guidelines for Providing Retroactive Coverage for Children and Medical Programs, for the income limits.

 

TP 02, TA 84 (CHIP), TA 85 (CHIP-P), TA 77 and TP 70

Family Size 200% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TA 41
201% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TA 84
202% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TA 85
400% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TA 77
413% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TP 70
1 $2,010 $2,021 $2,031 $4,020 $4,151
2 2,707 2,721 2,734 5,414 5,590
3 3,404 3,421 3,438 6,807 7,028
4 4,100 4,121 4,141 8,200 8,467
5 4,797 4,821 4,845 9,594 9,906
6 5,494 5,521 5,549 10,987 11,344
7 6,190 6,221 6,252 12,380 12,783
8 6,887 6,922 6,956 13,774 14,221
9 7,584 7,622 7,660 15,167 15,660
10 8,280 8,322 8,363 16,560 17,099
11 8,977 9,022 9,067 17,954 18,537
12 9,674 9,722 9,771 19,347 19,976
13 10,370 10,422 10,474 20,740 21,415
14 11,067 11,122 11,178 22,134 22,853
15 11,764 11,823 11,881 23,527 24,292
For each additional member 697 701 704 1,394 1,439

 

Related Policy
Limits, A-1220
Certified Group, A-242
General Policy, M-210
General Policy, F-210
 

 

C—131.2 Medically Needy and Parents and Caretaker Relatives Medicaid

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

 

TA 31, TP 08, TP 32, TP 56 and TA 86

- - TP 08, TA 31 and TA 86
Family Size TP 32 and TP 56 One Parent Two Parents
1 $104 $103 $N/A
2 216 196 161
3 275 230 251
4 308 277 285
5 357 310 332
6 392 356 367
7 440 389 412
8 475 441 447
9 532 476 500
10 567 527 535
11 624 562 587
12 659 613 622
13 716 648 675
14 751 700 710
15 808 734 762
Per each additional member 57 52 52

 

C—131.3 Transitional Medicaid

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017

 

TP 07 and TP 37

Family Size 185% FPIL
(3-1-17)
TP 07 and TP 37
1 $1, 860
2 2,504
3 3,149
4 3,793
5 4,437
6 5,082
7 5,726
8 6,371
9 7,015
10 7,659
11 8,304
12 8,948
13 9,593
14 10,237
15 10,882
Per each additional person 645

 

 

C—131.4 Standard MAGI Income Disregard

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017

 

Five Percentage Points of FPIL

Family Size 2017 Monthly
Disregard Amount

1

$50.25

2

67.70

3

85.10

4

102.50

5

119.95

6

137.35

7

154.75

8

172.20

9

189.60

10

207

11

224.45

12

241.85

13

259.25

14

276.70

15

294.10

Per each additional person

17.45

 

 

C—131.5 IRS Monthly Income Thresholds

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017

 

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) establishes income thresholds for earned and unearned income. Individuals whose income (earned, unearned, or a combination) exceeds the federal income tax filing threshold are “expected” by the IRS to file a federal income tax return under federal law. The IRS monthly income thresholds are used to determine if an individual’s income must be counted when calculating Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) financial eligibility, as explained in A-1341, Income Limits and Eligibility Tests, for Medical Programs, Step 3.

Determining whether an individual is expected to be required to file a federal income tax return is determined by comparing the specified income types to the IRS thresholds in the following table.

Five Percentage Points of FPIL
Type of
Income

2017
Threshold

Apply Threshold Value in Form H1042,
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
Worksheet: Medicaid and CHIP
Unearned Income $87.50
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 6
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 8
Earned Income 525
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 7