To determine countable monthly income for CountyCare, as with Family Health Plans, deduct the following items, in the order listed, from the unit's nonexempt monthly income:
- allowable business expenses for self-employed persons (see PM 15-04-02-b);
- $90 employment deduction for each employed person;
- earned income exemption (see PM 15-04-02-c for the appropriate amount); and
- spousal or child support that was paid to someone not in the unit (see PM 15-04-02-f).
Who to Include in the Standard
When a household includes a son or daughter age 19 or older living with their parents, set up a separate case for the son or daughter of the parent. Only a spouse may be included in the person's CountyCare standard.