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340:15-1-2. Definitions

Revised 9-16-19

The following words and terms, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Countable income" means the total unearned income plus the net earned income. The net earned income is gross earned income minus the $20 general income exclusion, $65 work exclusion, and one-half of the remainder.For individuals who are blind, refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:35-5-42(d)(6), for additional exemptions.

"Disabled individual" means a person who meets the same definition, per Section 1382c(a)(3) of Title 42 of the United States Code that the Social Security Administration uses in determining eligibility for Supplemental Security Income disability benefits.

"Earned income" means income the person receives from wages, salaries, commissions, or profits from activities he or she is engaged in, as a self-employed individual or as an employee.

"Eligible couple" means two persons married to each other who are both aged, blind, or disabled and meet the income and resource standard for a money payment, per Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Appendix C-1, Maximum Income, Resource, and Payment Standards, Schedules VIII.A and D.

"Eligible individual" means a person who is aged, blind, or disabled and meets the income and resource standard for a money payment, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedules VIII.A and D.

"Eligible individual with essential spouse" means an eligible individual living with a spouse who is not aged, blind, or disabled but has been continuously included in the case prior to 1974.The couple must meet the income and resource standard, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule VIII.A and D.

"Eligible individual with ineligible spouse" means an eligible individual living with a spouse who is not aged, blind, or disabled and does not meet the definition of an essential spouse.The couple must meet the income and resource standard, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule VIII.A and D.

"Eligible individual with ineligible spouse and dependent child" means a married couple who meets the definition of an eligible individual with an ineligible spouse that have a child younger than 18 years of age with the proper degree of relationship residing in the home full-time. The couple must meet the income and resources standard, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule VIII.A and D.

"Minor blind or disabled individual" means a child younger than 18 years of age, who is blind or disabled and meets the income and resource standard for a money payment, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedules VIII.C and D.

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