603.01 Earned Income Disregards (EID) (FAM)

SR 14-04 Dated 01/14

Previous Policy

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Apply earned income disregards when determining eligibility for FANF financial *assistance for individuals:

• whose needs are included in the grant; and

• who meet the categorical requirements for FANF financial *assistance eligibility.

There are two earned income disregards:

• 20% of gross earned income of all applicants who have not received FANF financial *assistance within the 6 month period prior to application; and

• 50% of gross earned income of current recipients, or of applicants who have received FANF financial *assistance within the 6 month period prior to application.

Exception: Those applicants who are income eligible for financial assistance using the 20% earned income disregard receive the 50% disregard in place of the 20% in calculating cash grant benefit levels. See Section 611.01, Computing Eligibility.