Beginning March 01, 2020 IES will use the new Initial Employment Deduction (IED) amounts to determine initial financial eligibility for TANF at intake or SWAP requests. The IED is increased due to the revised 2020 Federal Poverty Levels, and is equal to the difference between 50% of the monthly FPL for the applicant's family size and the TANF payment level. Current IED amounts and TANF payment levels are found in WAG 25-03-02(1). Historical IED amounts are found in WAG 25-06-18.
When TANF is determined using Parent Liability, Ineligible Parent or Excluded Spouse, the IED amount that corresponds to the family unit size of the employed person is used. See examples in WAG 08-01-02-b.
The provided document gives information on the IED calculation. Initial Employment Deduction (pdf).
WAG 25-03-02 (1)
[signed copy on file]
Grace B. Hou
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
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