(1) Gross income as defined is tested against a Gross Income Standard (GIS) which is 185% of the Consolidated Need Standard for the appropriate number of people. If the gross income is greater than this standard by any amount, the family/individual is not eligible for Families First. If gross income is equal to or less than the GIS for the appropriate number of people, then net income is computed and this amount is used to determine eligibility and amount of payment. If there is a deficit of $1.00 or more between the need standard and net income, eligibility on this basis exists. Payment is the lesser of the deficit or a standard payment amount (maximum payment) for the family size, except that no payment can be made in a monthly amount less than $10.00.

(Original rule filed December 2, 1996; effective February 15, 1997.)

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-201 et seq., 71-1-105, Public Acts of 1996, Chapter 950, and 45 C.F.R. 233.20.

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