Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-124 - Determining Income Eligibility and Cash Benefit Amount

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

A. To determine income eligibility for a TC cash benefit, the Department shall:
1. Establish whether to use an A-1 Standard or an A-2 Standard shelter cost factor to complete the financial determination.
a. The Department shall use the A-1 Standard when:
i. The assistance unit pays, or has an obligation to pay, all or part of the shelter costs for the place in which assistance unit members reside. Shelter costs include rent, mortgage, and property taxes;
ii. The assistance unit members reside in subsidized public housing; or
iii. A member of the assistance unit works in exchange for rent.
b. The Department shall use the A-2 Standard:
i. For all circumstances not covered under subsection (A)(1)(a), or
ii. When an organization or a person who is not a member of the assistance unit pays shelter costs for three consecutive months or longer.
2. Conduct a TC Payment Standard Test.
a. Using the size of the assistance unit and the applicable A-1 or A-2 Standard, the Department shall compare the countable monthly net income to the applicable maximum TC cash benefit amount shown on the TC Payment Standard chart in subsection (A)(3).
b. If the countable monthly net income is at least one dollar less than the TC maximum cash benefit amount, the household is eligible for TC benefits. If the countable monthly net income is equal to or greater than the TC maximum cash benefit amount, the assistance unit is ineligible for TC benefits.
3. The TC Payment Standard Chart.

Number of Individuals

Maximum Monthly TC Cash Benefit For A-1 Standard

(Based on 0 Countable Income)

Maximum Monthly TC Cash Benefit For A-2 Standard

(Based on 0 Countable Income)

1

$173

$108

2

$233

$145

3

$293

$183

4

$353

$220

5

$412

$258

6

$472

$295

Each additional

$60

$38

B. To determine the amount of the cash benefit payment:
1. The Department shall deduct the countable monthly net income from the maximum cash benefit amount, as shown in the chart in subsection (A)(3), and round the difference down to the next whole dollar. The Department shall pay that amount to the assistance unit.
2. The Department shall prorate the initial month's benefits by the number of days remaining in the month from the application filing date.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-13-124
New Section made by final rulemaking at 18 A.A.R. 1175, effective June 30, 2012 (Supp. 12-2).

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