Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-121 - Methods to Determine Monthly Income

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. The Department shall convert income received in a regular amount on an ongoing basis into a monthly amount as follows:
1. Multiply weekly amounts by 4.3,
2. Multiply biweekly amounts by 2.15,
3. Multiply semimonthly amounts by 2,
4. Divide quarterly amounts by 3,
5. Divide semiannual amounts by 6, and
6. Divide annual amounts by 12.
B. Averaging income.
1. The Department shall average income for an assistance unit that receives income:
a. Irregularly; or
b. Regularly, but from sources or in amounts that vary.
2. When using this method, the Department shall add together income from a representative number of weeks or months and then divide the resulting sum by the same number of weeks or months.
C. Prorating income.
1. Except as provided in subsection (C)(2), the Department shall prorate income when an assistance unit receives income from a fixed-term employment contract in the following manner:
a. Income is prorated over the number of months the contract is intended to cover, unless the contract specifies piecemeal or hourly income.
b. Applicable earned income disregards apply as if the assistance unit received the prorated amounts in each month of the contract.
2. The Department shall count income in the month received using the income conversion methods in subsections (A) and (B) when the contract specifies that the assistance unit will receive income on a piecemeal or an hourly basis.
D. Actual income. The Department shall use the actual income of an assistance unit that:
1. Receives or reasonably expects to receive less than a full month's income from a new source,
2. Receives or reasonably expects to receive less than a full month's income from a terminated source of income, or
3. Is paid daily.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-121
New Section made by final rulemaking at 18 A.A.R. 1175, effective June 30, 2012 (Supp. 12-2).

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