Utah Admin. Code R382-10-13 - Budgeting

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) The eligibility agency determines countable household income according to MAGI-based methodology as required by 42 CFR 457.315.
(2) The eligibility agency shall determine a child's eligibility and cost sharing requirements prospectively for the upcoming eligibility period at the time of application and at each renewal for continuing eligibility.
(a) The eligibility agency determines prospective eligibility by using the best estimate of the household's average monthly income expected to be received or made available to the household during the upcoming eligibility period.
(b) The eligibility agency shall include in its estimate, reasonably predictable income changes such as seasonal income or contract income, to determine the average monthly income expected to be received during the certification period.
(c) The eligibility agency prorates income that is received less often than monthly over the eligibility period to determine an average monthly income.
(3) Methods of determining the best estimate are income averaging, income anticipating, and income annualizing. The eligibility agency may use a combination of methods to obtain the most accurate best estimate. The best estimate may be a monthly amount that is expected to be received each month of the eligibility period, or an annual amount that is prorated over the eligibility period. Different methods may be used for different types of income received in the same household.
(4) The eligibility agency determines farm and self-employment income by using the individual's recent tax return forms or other verifications the individual can provide. If tax returns are not available, or are not reflective of the individual's current farm or self-employment income, the eligibility agency may request income information from a recent time period during which the individual had farm or self-employment income. The eligibility agency deducts the same expenses from gross income that the Internal Revenue Service allows as self-employment expenses to determine net self-employment income, if those expenses are expected to occur in the future.

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Utah Admin. Code R382-10-13
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2014-22, effective 11/1/2014

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