The following are the budgeting methods used for AFDC and TANF purposes since July 1979.
Use the appropriate method(s) to compute amounts of past AFDC and TANF overpayments.
Earned income credit (EIC) payments, received as part of a federal income tax refund, were considered exempt both as income and as asset.
The Poverty Level is a statistical guideline prepared by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services that is used in determining the number of people in poverty. The Poverty Level is updated annually.
Effective January 2002, prospective budgeting began to be used for all eligibility determinations and benefit calculations.
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