Revision 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

 

 

C—110 TANF

Revision 11-4; Effective October 1, 2011

 

 

C—111 Income Limits

Revision 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

 

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 $101 $313 $78* $123 --- --- ---
2 369 92 145 650 163 255 498 125** 195
3 518 130 204 751 188 295 824 206 323
4 617 154 242 903 226 354 925 231 363
5 793 198 311 1003 251 394 1073 268 421
6 856 214 336 1153 288 452 1176 294 461
7 1068 267 419 1252 313 491 1319 330 517
8 1173 293 460 1425 356 559 1422 356 557
9 1346 337 528 1528 382 599 1595 399 625
10 1450 363 569 1701 425 667 1698 425 666
11 1623 406 637 1804 451 708 1871 468 733
12 1726 432 677 1977 494 775 1975 494 774
13 1899 475 745 2080 520 816 2147 537 842
14 2003 501 786 2253 563 884 2251 563 882
15 2174 544 853 2356 589 924 2423 606 950
Per each additional member 173 43 68 173 43 68 173 43 68

* 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 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

 

SNAP

 

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective October 1, 2018
Household Size Gross (130%) Net (100%) 165%*
1 $1,316 $1,012 $1,670
2 1,784 1,372 2,264
3 2,252 1,732 2,858
4 2,720 2,092 3,452
5 3,118 2,452 4,046
6 3,656 2,812 4,640
7 4,124 3,172 5,234
8 4,592 3,532 5,828
9 5,060 3,892 6,422
10 5,528 4,252 7,016
Each additional person +468 +360 +594

 

* 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 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

 

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $164
Four $174
Five $204
Six or more $234

 

  • Standard medical expense — $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $143
  • Maximum excess shelter — $552
  • Standard utility allowance — $357
  • Basic utility allowance — $316
  • Telephone standard — $38

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 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

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 ($1,443);
  • gross income by adding $468 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,528); and
  • net income by adding $360 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,252).

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 $1,441 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,443 + $144 + $144 = $1,731; $1,729 - $290 = $1,441).

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 18-4; Effective October 1, 2018

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 prorated to less than $10. A one- or two-person household that qualified for a minimum monthly allotment of $15 can receive a prorated allotment of less than $15 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 18-2; Effective April 1, 2018

 

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
(3-1-18)
TP 44, 34, TA 76
144% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TP 48, 33, TA 75
198% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TP 40, 42, 43, 36, 35, TA 74
1 $1,346 $1,457 $2,004
2 $1,825 $1,976 $2,716
3 $2,304 $2,494 $3,429
4 $2,782 $3,012 $4,142
5 $3,261 $3,531 $4,855
6 $3,740 $4,049 $5,568
7 $4,219 $4,568 $6,280
8 $4,698 $5,086 $6,993
9 $5,176 $5,604 $7,706
10 $5,655 $6,123 $8,419
11 $6,134 $6,641 $9,132
12 $6,613 $7,160 $9,844
13 $7,092 $7,678 $10,557
14 $7,570 $8,196 $11,270
15 $8,049 $8,715 $11,983
For each additional member $479 $519 $713

 

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
(3-1-18)
TA 41
201% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TA 84
202% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TA 85
400% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TA 77
413% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TP 70
1 $2,024 $2,034 $2,044 $4,047 $4,179
2 $2,744 $2,758 $2,771 $5,487 $5,665
3 $3,464 $3,481 $3,498 $6,927 $7,152
4 $4,184 $4,205 $4,226 $8,367 $8,639
5 $4,904 $4,928 $4,953 $9,807 $10,126
6 $5,624 $5,652 $5,680 $11,247 $11,613
7 $6,344 $6,376 $6,407 $12,687 $13,099
8 $7,064 $7,099 $7,134 $14,127 $14,586
9 $7,784 $7,823 $7,862 $15,567 $16,073
10 $8,504 $8,546 $8,589 $17,007 $17,560
11 $9,224 $9,270 $9,316 $18,447 $19,047
12 $9,944 $9,994 $10,043 $19,887 $20,533
13 $10,664 $10,717 $10,770 $21,327 $22,020
14 $11,384 $11,441 $11,498 $22,767 $23,507
15 $12,104 $12,164 $12,225 $24,207 $24,994
For each additional member $720 $724 $728 $1,440 $1,487

 

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 18-2; Effective April 1, 2018

 

TP 07 and TP 37

Family Size 185% FPIL
(3-1-18)
TP 07 and TP 37
1 $1, 872
2 $2,538
3 $3,204
4 $3,870
5 $4,536
6 $5,202
7 $5,868
8 $6,534
9 $7,200
10 $7,866
11 $8,532
12 $9,198
13 $9,864
14 $10,530
15 $11,196
Per each additional person $666

 

 

C—131.4 Standard MAGI Income Disregard

Revision 18-2; Effective April 1, 2018

 

Five Percentage Points of FPIL

Family Size 2018 Monthly
Disregard Amount

1

$50.60

2

$68.60

3

$86.60

4

$104.60

5

$122.60

6

$140.60

7

$158.60

8

$176.60

9

$194.60

10

$212.60

11

$230.60

12

$248.60

13

$266.60

14

$284.60

15

$302.60

Per each additional person

$18.00

 

 

C—131.5 IRS Monthly Income Thresholds

Revision 18-2; Effective April 1, 2018

 

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.

Type of
Income
2018
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 $529.17
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 7