Budgeting is the method by which a client's nonexempt income is compared to the AABD Cash Assistance Standard to determine the monthly benefit amount.
For budgeting purposes, always use income on the day it is actually received by the client. Money received prior to the application date is not considered as income. Any money on hand on the day of application is an asset subject to the asset limit.
Determine ongoing eligibility and monthly benefit amount for AABD Cash prospectively. Convert income to a monthly amount, see PM 11-02-04-a, when it is received weekly or bi-weekly. Subtract allowable disregards when determining eligibility and benefit amount.
The monthly benefit is for a calendar month. Any references to "month" refer to a calendar month.