Revision 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020

 

 

C—110 TANF

Revision 11-4; Effective October 1, 2011

 

 

 

C—111 Income Limits

Revision 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

 

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Budgetary Allowances (Oct. 1, 2019)
  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 $104 $313 $78* $126 --- --- ---
2 $369 $92 $149 $650 $163 $262 $498 $125** $200
3 $518 $130 $209 $751 $188 $303 $824 $206 $332
4 $617 $154 $249 $903 $226 $364 $925 $231 $372
5 $793 $198 $320 $1003 $251 $404 $1073 $268 $432
6 $856 $214 $345 $1153 $288 $464 $1176 $294 $473
7 $1068 $267 $430 $1252 $313 $504 $1319 $330 $531
8 $1173 $293 $473 $1425 $356 $574 $1422 $356 $572
9 $1346 $337 $542 $1528 $382 $615 $1595 $399 $642
10 $1450 $363 $584 $1701 $425 $685 $1698 $425 $683
11 $1623 $406 $654 $1804 $451 $726 $1871 $468 $753
12 $1726 $432 $695 $1977 $494 $796 $1975 $494 $795
13 $1899 $475 $765 $2080 $520 $837 $2147 $537 $864
14 $2003 $501 $807 $2253 $563 $907 $2251 $563 $906
15 $2174 $544 $875 $2356 $589 $949 $2423 $606 $975
Per each additional member $173 $43 $70 $173 $43 $70 $173 $43 $70

* 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 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

 

SNAP

 

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective Oct. 1, 2019
Household Size Gross (130%) Net (100%) 165%*
1 $1,354 $1,041 $1,718
2 $1,832 $1,410 $2,326
3 $2,311 $1,778 $2,933
4 $2,790 $2,146 $3,541
5 $3,269 $2,515 $4,149
6 $3,748 $2,883 $4,757
7 $4,227 $3,251 $5,364
8 $4,705 $3,620 $5,972
9 $5,184 $3,989 $6,580
10 $5,663 $4,358 $7,188
Each additional person $479 $369 $608

 

* The figures in the 165 percent column determine if a person who is elderly or with a disability living with others may claim separate household status even if they purchase or prepare food with the others. The figures in this column are also the income limits for categorically eligible households.

 

C—121.1 Deduction Amounts

Revision 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

 

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $167
Four $178
Five $209
Six or more $240

 

  • Standard medical expense — $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $152.06
  • Maximum excess shelter — $569
  • Standard utility allowance — $355
  • Basic utility allowance — $324
  • 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 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

 

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 $146 for each additional person to the maximum SNAP allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,456);
  • gross income by adding $479 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,663); and
  • net income by adding $369 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,358).

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 $1,458 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,456 + $146 + $146 = $1,748; $1,748 - $290 = $1,458).

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 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

 

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 $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 Level (FPL)

Revision 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020

 

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% FPL
(3-1-20)
TP 44, 34, TA 76
144% FPL
(3-1-20)
TP 48, 33, TA 75
198% FPL
(3-1-20)
TP 40, 42, 43, 36, 35, TA 74
1 $1,415 $1,532 $2,106
2 $1,931 $2,091 $2,875
3 $2,408 $2,607 $3,584
4 $2,904 $3,144 $4,323
5 $3,401 $3,682 $5,063
6 $3,897 $4,220 $5,802
7 $4,394 $4,757 $6,541
8 $4,890 $5,295 $7,280
9 $5,387 $5,832 $8,019
10 $5,884 $6,370 $8,759
11 $6,380 $6,908 $9,498
12 $6,877 $7,445 $10,237
13 $7,373 $7,983 $10,976
14 $7,870 $8,520 $11,715
15 $8,366 $9,058 $12,455
For each additional member $497 $538 $740

 

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

 

TA 41, TA 84 (CHIP), TA 85 (CHIP-P), TA 77 and TP 70

Family Size 200% FPL
(3-1-20)
TA 41
201% FPL
(3-1-20)
TA 84
202% FPL
(3-1-20)
TA 85
400% FPL
(3-1-20)
TA 77
413% FPL
(3-1-20)
TP 70
1 $2,127 $2,138 $2,148 $4,254 $4,392
2 $2,904 $2,918 $2,933 $5,807 $5,996
3 $3,620 $3,639 $3,657 $7,240 $7,476
4 $4,367 $4,389 $4,411 $8,734 $9,018
5 $5,114 $5,139 $5,165 $10,227 $10,560
6 $5,860 $5,890 $5,919 $11,720 $12,101
7 $6,607 $6,640 $6,673 $13,214 $13,643
8 $7,354 $7,391 $7,427 $14,707 $15,185
9 $8,100 $8,141 $8,181 $16,200 $16,727
10 $8,847 $8,891 $8,936 $17,694 $18,269
11 $9,594 $9,642 $9,690 $19,187 $19,811
12 $10,340 $10,392 $10,444 $20,680 $21,353
13 $11,087 $11,143 $11,198 $22,174 $22,894
14 $11,834 $11,893 $11,952 $23,667 $24,436
15 $12,580 $12,643 $12,706 $25,160 $25,978
For each additional member $747 $751 $755 $1,494 $1,542

 

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 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020

 

TP 07

Family Size 185% FPL
(3-1-20)
TP 07
1 $1,968
2 $2,686
3 $3,349
4 $4,040
5 $4,730
6 $5,421
7 $6,112
8 $6,802
9 $7,493
10 $8,184
11 $8,874
12 $9,565
13 $10,256
14 $10,946
15 $11,637
For each additional person $691

 

 

C—131.4 Standard MAGI Income Disregard

Revision 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020

 

Five Percentage Points of FPL

Family Size 2020 Monthly
Disregard Amount

1

$53.20

2

$72.60

3

$90.50

4

$109.20

5

$127.85

6

$146.50

7

$165.20

8

$183.85

9

$202.50

10

$221.20

11

$239.85

12

$258.50

13

$277.20

14

$295.85

15

$314.50

For each additional person

$18.70

 

C—131.5 IRS Monthly Income Thresholds

Revision 20-2; Effective April 1, 2020

 

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) establishes income thresholds for earned and unearned income. People 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 a person’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 a person 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
2020
Threshold
Apply Threshold Value in Form H1042,
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
Worksheet: Medicaid and CHIP
Unearned Income $91.67
  • Page 4-6, Step 3, Part 7
  • Page 4-6, Step 3, Part 9
Earned Income $1,016.67
  • Page 4-6, Step 3, Part 8