PM 15-04-02-c.

Below is the Standard of Need table used to determine eligibility for the $30 and 1/3 earned income exemption.

Size of
Assistance Unit
Group I Group II Group III
1 $ 667 $641 $545
2 873 844 808
3 1,184 1,146 1,096
4 1,301 1,265 1,221
5 1,522 1,480 1,424
6 1,711 1,660 1,606
7 1,803 1,749 1,690
8 1,896 1,846 1,777
9 1,995 1,944 1,875
10 2,100 2,045 1,972
11 2,213 2,150 2,079
12 2,326 2,264 2,186
13 2,452 2,386 2,302
14 2,580 2,509 2,422
15 2,719 2,641 2,551
16 2,861 2,781 2,685
17 3,011 2,933 2,826
18 3,172 3,084 2,976

Example 1: Family of 5 lives in a Group I county. The mother receives SSA of $300 and SSI of $190 per month. The father has earned income of $1,100 per month. The amount to compare to the Standard of Need is:

$ 300 SSA
+1,010 Earned Income ($1,100 - 90)
$1,310

Since $1,310 is less than the Standard of Need for a family of 5 of $1,522, the family receives the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Example 2: Family of 3 lives in a Group II county. The mother has earned income of $800 per month and she receives child support of $500 per month for the 2 children.

The amount compared to the Standard of Need is:

450 Child Support ($500 - 50)
710 Earned Income ($800 - 90)
$1,160

Since $1,160 is greater than the Standard of Need of $1,146, the family does not receive the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Example 3: Ms. G grosses $1,090 per month from employment. She also receives child support of $500 per month for her son, Bobby. Since they have a spenddown and a child has income which increases the amount of the spenddown, separate cases are set up.

The amount compared to the Standard of Need is:

Ms. G's countable income ($1,090 - 90) $1,000
Bobby's countable income ($500 - 50) + 450
Total income to compare to Standard of Need $1,450
Standard of Need for 2 $ 873

 Since the total family income is above the Standard of Need, neither case is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Persons Not Eligible for $30 and 1/3 EIE

Example: Mr. C has received AFDC Cash and TANF since 02/94. He received the $30 and 1/3 EIE from 03/94 through 06/94. His case was canceled effective 05/01. He has reapplied and the first month of his enrollment period is 05/01.

He is not eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE for 05/01 since he has received the $30 and 1/3 EIE for 4 consecutive months while receiving AFDC Cash and has not been off AFDC Cash/TANF for 12 consecutive months after receiving the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Persons Eligible for $30 and 1/3 EIE

Example 1: Mr. A has never received TANF/AFDC Cash. He is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE for each month that his gross earned income minus income disregards, self-employment expenses, and child care plus all other nonexempt unearned income is equal to or below the Standard of Need.

Example 2: Mr. D's TANF case was canceled effective 07/00 because he did not cooperate with his redetermination. He reapplies in 10/00 and is now only eligible for Medical. He requests medical backdating to 07/00. Although he received the 2/3 employment deduction while receiving TANF, he has never received the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Since he has received TANF within the last 4 months, he is eligible for the $30 1/3 earned income deduction for 07/00, 08/00, 09/00, and 10/00 without comparison to the Standard.

Beginning in 11/00, he is only eligible for the $30 1/3 EIE if his gross earned income minus income disregards, self-employment expenses, and child care plus all other nonexempt unearned income is equal to or below the Standard.

Example 3: Ms. B received AFDC Cash/TANF from 06/95 through 09/00. She previously received AFDC Cash between 01/91 and 12/91 during which time she received 4 consecutive months of the $30 1/3 EIE. The first month of her enrollment period is 12/00.

Although she has previously received 4 months of the $30 1/3 EIE while receiving AFDC Cash, since she has been off TANF for 12 consecutive months since receiving the 4 months of the $30 1/3 EIE, she is eligible for the $30 1/3 EIE for each month that her gross earned income minus income disregards, self-employment expenses, and child care plus all other nonexempt unearned income is equal to or below the Standard of Need.