Eligibility for Family Assist is determined based on countable income for the current processing month. The difference between Family Assist and other FHP programs is that Family Assist has a lower income limit and when earned income or spousal support causes the income to go over the Family Assist limit, the family may qualify for Extended Medical. See PM 18-05-06 for Extended Medical policy.
Countable income is calculated using Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) budgeting. Policy about countable income and allowable income deductions for FHPs is in PM 08-03-00.