PM 13-01-02-a.

If a unit has earned income (see PM 08-04-01), allow an earned income deduction before any other deduction.

NOTE: The earned income deduction is for taxes, pensions, union dues, etc. Do not allow extra deductions for Federal tax, State tax, FICA, etc.

To allow the deduction, multiply the unit's total monthly gross earned income by .80 and round up to the nearest whole dollar. The result is net earned income which is used to compute net monthly income.

Example:

$229.00 Gross monthly earned income
x.80
$183.20 Count $184 of the earned income as net monthly earned income.

The earned income deduction is the difference, $45.