Beginning March 1, 2015, use the increased Initial Employment Deduction (IED) to determine initial financial eligibility for TANF. The IED is increased due to revised 2015 Federal Poverty Levels, and is equal to the difference between 50% of the current FPL for the applicant's family size and his or her TANF payment level.
All systems are programmed to use the increased IED for determinations beginning 3/1/15.
For a SWAP initial eligibility determination, use the amount based on family size and county of residence located in the chart in WAG 25-03-02 (1).
We are providing an informational attachment Initial Employment Deduction (IED) (pdf) to show the calculation.
The TANF payment level amount for Group I Counties found in WAG 25-03-05 was corrected for an assistance unit size of 5 from $552 to $555.
WAG 25-03-02 (1)
[signed copy on file]
Melissa A. Wright
Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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