When the natural parent applying for TANF is married to and living with a stepparent, the
stepparent's income is considered towards the needs of the assistance unit. The following
are deducted from the stepparent's gross income when certain conditions are met:
Standard Work Expense:
Deduct $90 or 20% of gross earnings, whichever is greater, when the stepparent worked.
Need Standard Deductions:
Deduct the 100% need standard for the stepparent plus any other persons living in the home that
are NOT included in the TANF household and claimed by the stepparent as dependents for federal
income tax purposes.
Support Payment Deductions:
Deduct amounts actually paid by the stepparent to persons not living in the home and claimed
by the stepparent as dependents for federal income tax purposes AND payments made by stepparents
for alimony and child support.