For each EDG, IES will use the total countable income of each person included in the EDG, except that there are special rules concerning whether to count the income of:
The rule about whether to count the income of a child or tax dependent is based on whether the person is expected to be required to file a tax return for the current tax year.
The income amounts that determine whether a tax dependent may be required to file a tax return are based on IRS rules and are subject to change. Currently, IES is programmed to budget the income of a child/stepchild of another person in the EDG, or the income of a tax dependent. See WAG 25-03-02 (2) for monthly limits.
Is the person a child or stepchild (of any age) of another person in this EDG?
If yes, the rules below apply even if the person is also a tax dependent.
If not, go to Step 2.
Is the person a tax dependent not described in Step 1?
Or, is the person a child who is not the child of anyone in the HH?
If yes, the rules below apply.
The tax dependent's income is not counted toward the EDG of the taxpayer.
However, if the dependent is in a separate EDG from the taxpayer, his income is counted
SSA income is not considered when determining whether a person will be required to file a tax return, however:
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