WAG 18-05-06-b: Authorizing Extended Medical on a Family Assist Case

When IES authorizes extended medical on a Family Assist Case, the Type of Assistance (TOA) will change to Medical Extension the first month the case was ineligible, had the change been reported timely.

new textIES uses MAGI budgeting methodology to determine when the earned income or spousal support income results in family income increasing above the Family Assist standard. revised textSee PM 15-04-02.

Example 1: A mom and her son have an active Family Assist case with earned income of $990. Mom is paying an average of $20 per month in student loan interest.

Gross Earned Income $990
MAGI Income Deduction -20
Countable Income $970
Family Assist Standard $412

Since the family's countable income is more than the Family Assist Standard the family is no longer eligible for Family Assist. The Type of Assistance (TOA) will change to Medical Extension.

new textMedical Extensions due to Spousal Support

Example 2: A mom and her daughter have an active Family Assist case with court ordered spousal support of $480. Mom is paying an average of $20 per month in student loan interest.

Spousal Support Income $480
MAGI Income Deduction -20
Countable Income $460
Family Assist Standard $412

Since countable income is greater than the Family Assist Standard, the family is no longer eligible for Family Assist. The Type of Assistance (TOA) will change to Medical Extension.