Example 1:

Mr. and Mrs. J. live in Cook County. They apply for TANF for themselves and their 2 children. One child receives SSI. Mrs. J. is employed. Her gross monthly income is anticipated to be $800.

Gross earned income - $800 (Mrs. J's earnings)
revised textInitial Employment Deduction* - -331
Child's earnings + 0
Gross unearned income + 0 (SSI income is exempt)
Total projected monthly income revised text$469
Payment Level for 3 (Mrs. J., Mr. J., & one child) $432

Income exceeds Payment Level; therefore, the family is not eligible for TANF Cash.

Example 2:

Ms. P. lives in Chicago with her 3 children. She is employed. She earns $100 a week. Therefore, convert income to a monthly amount, see PM 10-01-03-a and her anticipated earnings are $430.

revised textCompare income to the Payment Level.

Prospective gross income $ 430
Initial employment deduction* - 445
Total prospective income $ 0
Payment Level $ 474

Prospective income does not exceed the Payment Level. Therefore, income is compared to the Payment Level to figure the benefit amount.

revised textCompare income to the Payment Level to figure the benefit amount.

Gross earned income $ 430
Subtract 3/4 earned income - 323
Nonexempt income $ 107
Payment Level $ 474

Ms. P is eligible for a cash benefit of $367 ($474 - $107).

* See WAG 25-03-02 (1)