PM 11-02-06-b: Budgeting on Active Cases

WAG 11-02-06-b.

For active cases, budget nonexempt income anticipated to be received in the payment month, minus allowable disregards, against the total needs anticipated for the payment month. For example, income anticipated to be received in the April payment month is budgeted against the April payment month needs. If income is received weekly or bi-weekly, use income-averaging.

When a client reports a change in their needs, use the new need amount when determining the benefit amount for the payment month of the anticipated change.

Example: For March, an AABD Cash client has a rent allowance of $97. In April the client reports that they will move in May and that the new rent is $75. When determining May benefits, use $75 for the rent allowance portion of their anticipated needs for May.