To authorize extended medical on a Family Assist Case, use a TA 31 to change Item 25 from an F to an X and to enter the first month the case was ineligible, had the change been reported timely, in Item 77.

new textUse MAGI budgeting methodology to determine when the earned income or spousal support income results in family income increasing above the Family Assist standard. See the 9/26/13 policy memo: MAGI Budgeting for Medical.

Example 1: A mom and her son in a Group II county has an active Family Assist case with earned income of $990. Mom is paying an average of $20 per month in student loan interest.

Gross Earned Income $990
MAGI Income Deduction -20
Countable Income $970
Family Assist Standard $307

Since the family's countable income is more than the Family Assist Standard the family is no longer eligible for Family Assist. Change code F in Item 25 to code X. Update Item 30.

new textMedical Extensions due to Spousal Support

Example 2: A mom and her daughter in a Group I county has an active Family Assist case with court ordered spousal support of $400. Mom is paying an average of $20 per month in student loan interest.

Spousal Support Income $400
MAGI Income Deduction -20
Countable Income $380
Family Assist Standard $318

Since countable income is greater than the Family Assist Standard, the family is no longer eligible for Family Assist. Change code F in Item 25 to code X. Update Item 30.