A family qualifies for TANF benefits, if nonexempt income is at least $1 less than the Payment Level for the unit's size. TANF payments of less than $1 are not made. When the monthly benefit amount would be less than $1, eligibility for cash does not
Non-regular roll (Mercury) checks must be at least $1.
If nonexempt income is equal to or greater than the Payment Level, eligibility for cash benefits under the TANF program does not exist.
Regular monthly TANF benefits and Initial Prorated Entitlement (IPE) payments are rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.
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