PM 15-05-01-a.

updated amountsExample 1: A family of 3 in a Group II county applies for cash benefits. They have earned income of $510. They pay no child care.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for TANF.

Gross Earned Income $510
Employment Deduction - 90
Total Countable Income $420
TANF Payment Level $417

Since the family is ineligible for TANF, determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Gross Earned Income $510
Employment Deduction -90
$420*
EIE ($30 and 1/3) -160
Total Countable Income $260
Family Assist Standard $417

*$420 is less than the Standard of Need, so the family is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Since countable income ($260) is less than the Family Assist Standard ($417), the family is eligible for Family Assist. Approve the family through AIS for 94 or 96.

Step 3: Enter an F in Item 25 through IPACS.

updated amountsExample 2: A family of 4 in Group I applies for medical only on 10/16/08 and requests backdating to 07/08. The case is approved on 11/14/08. The family had no income for 07/08 and 08/08. They started receiving earned income in 09/08 of $1,200 per month. They pay no child care.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Gross Earned Income $1,200
Employment Deduction -90
$1,110*
EIE ($30 and 1/3) -390
Total Countable Income $720
Family Assist Standard $474

*$1,110 is less than the Standard of Need, so the family is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Step 2: Since the family is ineligible for Family Assist, determine eligibility for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist:

Gross Earned Income $1,200
Employment Deduction -90
$1,110*
EIE ($30 and 1/3) -390
Total Countable Income $720
All Kids/FamilyCare Assist Standard $2,350

*$1,110 is less than the Standard of Need, so the family is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

The family is eligible for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist. Approve the case through AIS. No further action is needed.

updated infoExample 3: A family of 3 in a Group II county applies for medical only. They have earned income of $810. They pay no child care.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Gross Earned Income $810
Employment Deduction -90
$720*
EIE ($30 and 1/3) -260
Total Countable Income $460
Family Assist Standard $417

*$720 is less than the Standard, so the family is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Step 2: Since countable income ($460) is greater than the Family Assist Standard ($417), the family is ineligible for Family Assist. Determine eligibility for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist:

Gross Earned Income $810
Employment Deduction -90
$720
EIE ($30 and 1/3) -260
Total Countable Income $460
All Kids/FamilyCare Assist Standard $1,951

Since total countable income ($460) is less than the All Kids/FamilyCare Assist Standard ($1,951), the family is eligible for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist. Approve the case through AIS for 94 or 96. No further action is needed.

updated amountsExample 4: A family of 2 in a Group I county applies for TANF benefits. They have no income. They fail to cooperate in completing their RSP.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Countable Income $ 0
Family Assist Standard $318

Since they have no countable income, they are eligible for Family Assist. When approving the case, enter an F in Item 25.

updated amountsExample 5: A family of 5 in a Group III county applies for medical only. They have UI of $460 per month.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

UI $460
Total Countable Income $460
Family Assist Standard $519

Since countable income ($460) is less than the Family Assist Standard ($519), the family is eligible for Family Assist. When approving the case, enter an F in Item 25.

updated infoExample 6: A REDE Report is received for a family of 2 in a Group I county. Item 25 is blank. The family reports earned income of $810.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Gross Earned Income $810
Employment Deduction -90
$720*
$30 and 1/3 -260
Total Countable Income $460
Family Assist Standard $318

*720 is less than the Standard of Need, so the family is eligible for the $30 and 1/3 EIE.

Step 2: Since the family is not eligible for Family Assist, determine eligibility for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist. The family is eligible for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist. Process the case through ACM.

updated amountsExample 7: A family of 4 in a Group II county reports that their earned income has decreased to $510. Item 25 is blank.

Step 1: Determine eligibility for Family Assist:

Gross Earned Income $510
Employment Deduction -90
$30 and 1/3 -160
Countable Income $260
Family Assist Standard $461

The family is eligible for Family Assist. Process the case through ACM. Then enter code F in Item 25 through IPACS.