WAG 10-02-02-d: Budgeting Examples

Example 1:

Mr. and Mrs. J are applying for TANF for themselves and their 2 children. One child receives SSI. Mrs. J is employed. Her gross monthly income is anticipated to be $1000.

Gross earned income $ 1000 (Mrs. J's earnings)
revised manual materialInitial Employment Deduction* Revised Manual material-372
Child's earnings + 0
Gross unearned income + 0 (SSI income is exempt)
Total projected monthly income revised manual material628
Payment Level for 3 (Mrs. J., Mr. J., & one child) 543

Income exceeds Payment Level; therefore, the family is not eligible for TANF Cash.*IES will automatically review for medical coverage.

Example 2:

Ms. P lives with her 3 children. She is employed. She earns $200 a week. Therefore, convert income to a monthly amount, see PM 10-01-03-a and her anticipated earnings are $860.

Compare Income to the Payment Level

Prospective gross income $ 860
revised manual materialInitial employment deduction* updated manual text-447
Total prospective income updated manual text411
Payment Level  655

Prospective income does not exceed the Payment Level. Therefore, income is compared to the Payment Level to figure the benefit amount.

Compare Income to the Payment Level to Figure the Benefit Amount

Gross earned income updated manual text$ 860
Subtract 3/4 earned income updated manual text-645
Nonexempt income updated manual text215
Payment Level updated manual text655

updated manual textMs. P is eligible for a cash benefit of $440 ($655 - $215).

* See WAG 25-03-02 (1)