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Excess Shelter Deduction

The household qualifies for the excess shelter deduction when the sum of the gross monthly shelter cost and standard utility deduction exceeds 50% of the household's income after subtracting all other deductions.

Determine the monthly amount the household spends for shelter and which utility bills the household pays. Code the gross amount the household spends for shelter and the appropriate deduction for utilities.

The system will determine the actual allowable amount.

Maximum Amount

The household cannot receive more than the maximum amount shown on the Appendix C-3. The maximum limit does not apply when a person who is elderly or who has a disability lives in the household.

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