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Income and Deductions Prorated

The income of an ineligible household member and all eligible expenses, except for the utility allowance and homeless shelter deduction, are prorated.

Who is an ineligible household member?

A ineligible household member is a person who

Example 1:

The household includes 2 adults and 2 children.  The father is an ineligible alien and cannot be included in SNAP food benefits.  He earns $1,000 per month. 

To prorate the income, divide $1,000 by four which equals $250.  You would count $750 of his income as available to the SNAP household and $250 as available for the father's needs.  The system will prorate the income for you as long as you code the father as 'Not included in benefit. Income and resources are considered in benefit computation' and the reason as 'ineligible alien'. 

Example 2:

The household's monthly rent is $500 per month and they are responsible for heating and cooling costs. 

To prorate the $500 rent, divide $500 by four which equals $125.  Code $375 in the Shelter tab for rent and give the SNAP household the full standard utility allowance.

Note:  You will only prorate the deduction when the ineligible alien is billed or paying the expense.

Policy on this topic is located at 340:50-5-10.1 and 340:50-7-29(d).

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