WAG 13-02-04

revised textWhen determining eligibility and benefit amount convert earned or unearned income received weekly, every other week, or semi-monthly to a monthly amount as follows:

  • For income/deductions received weekly, determine the average gross weekly amount by first adding the weekly gross amounts together (drop cents before adding the weekly amounts together). Then divide by 4 (drop cents). If there happens to be a periodic extra check (i.e., 5 checks received), divide by 5 (drop cents). The result is the average gross weekly amount. Multiply the amount by 4.3 to get the amount to budget.
  • For income/deductions received every other week, determine the average gross bi-weekly amount by first adding the bi-weekly gross amounts together (drop cents before adding the bi-weekly amounts together). Then divide by 2 (drop cents). If there happens to be a periodic extra check month (i.e., 3 checks received), divide by 3 (drop cents). The result is the average gross bi-weekly amount. Multiply the amount by 2.15 to get the amount to budget.
  • For income/deductions paid twice a month (semi-monthly), if the stubs presented represent normal fluctuations in income:
    • add the 2 pays together (after dropping cents from each individual pay); then
    • divide the total by 2 to get the average pay (drop cents); then
    • multiply the averaged amount by 2 to get the monthly amount to budget.

NOTE: Enter the average pay amount to continue in AIS or ACM. AIS and ACM calculate the monthly amount.