Prospectively compare total income to the Payment Level. Convert to a monthly amount (see PM 10-01-03-a) if income is received weekly or bi-weekly. See WAG 25-03-05 for Payment Levels.
Include the income of:
- all persons applying for or receiving TANF except for the earned income of a child (see PM 08-01-01-e), and
- any other person whose income is used when determining TANF benefits.
If total nonexempt income is equal to or greater than the Payment Level, eligibility does not exist.
If total nonexempt income is less than the Payment Level, eligibility exists. The TANF benefit amount is equal to the difference between the budgetable income and the Payment Level.