Earned Income Disregards

The following are disregards from each household member's gross earnings when certain conditions are met:

  • 100% (3 months), 85% (second three months), 75% (third three months) and 65% (fourth three months). After the earned income disregards are exhausted, a Standard Work Expense of $90 or 20% (which ever is greater), will be deducted from the gross earnings. After the allowable earned income disregards, the actual amount of child care expenses paid or anticipated to be paid will be subtracted to arrive at the net earned income.

A second set of earned income disregards begins when the individual is off cash benefits for 12 consecutive months (they do not continue where they left off in the first set) and they meet both income tests.


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