Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Works Handbook
Revision: 14-4
Effective: October 1, 2014

Part C — Section 100

Income Limits and Proration Charts

C—110  TANF

Revision 11-4; Effective October 1, 2011

C—111  Income Limits

Revision 14-4; Effective October 1, 2014

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Budgetary Allowances (Oct. 1, 2014)
Non-Caretaker Cases
Caretaker Cases
Without Second
Parent
Caretaker Cases With
Second Parent
Family Size
Bud Needs (100%)
Rec Needs (25%)
Max Grant
Bud Needs (100%)
Rec Needs (25%)
Max Grant
Bud Needs (100%)
Rec Needs (25%)
Max Grant
1
256
64
96
313
78*
117
---
---
---
2
369
92
138
650
163
243
498
125**
186
3
518
130
194
751
188
281
824
206
308
4
617
154
231
903
226
338
925
231
346
5
793
198
297
1003
251
375
1073
268
401
6
856
214
320
1153
288
431
1176
294
440
7
1068
267
399
1252
313
468
1319
330
493
8
1173
293
438
1425
356
532
1422
356
531
9
1346
337
503
1528
382
571
1595
399
596
10
1450
363
542
1701
425
635
1698
425
634
11
1623
406
606
1804
451
674
1871
468
699
12
1726
432
645
1977
494
739
1975
494
738
13
1899
475
709
2080
520
777
2147
537
802
14
2003
501
748
2253
563
842
2251
563
841
15
2174
544
812
2356
589
880
2423
606
905

Per each additional member

173
43
65
173
43
65
173
43
65

* Caretaker of child receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
** Caretaker and second parent of child receiving SSI
"Bud Needs" is budgetary needs.
"Rec Needs" is recognizable needs.


C—112  How to Prorate TANF Grants

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013

TANF

After determining eligibility, prorate the TANF grant amount for the first month of eligibility using the following steps.

  1. Calculate the certified group's recommended grant amount for the month based on the household size and net income. (See Step 5, line 3, page 3 of Form H1101, TANF Worksheet, or Step 5, line 3, page 2 of Form H1102, TANF Worksheet for Special Reviews and Denials)
  2. Determine the earlier of the certification date or the 30th day after the file date. Using the chart in C-112.1, Proration Multiplier Chart, determine the appropriate proration multiplier.
  3. Multiply the recommended grant amount from Step 1 by the multiplier from Step 2.
  4. Round the amount from Step 3 down to the next dollar. If the resulting prorated grant is less than $10, the household is not eligible for a grant in the first month. The grant effective date is the first day of the following month.

Note: Do not prorate OTTANF or One-Time Grandparent payments.

C—112.1  Proration Multiplier Chart

Revision 01-7; Effective October 1, 2001

TANF

Date Financial Eligibility
Begins
Proration Multiplier
1 1.00
2 .97
3 .93
4 .90
5 .87
6 .83
7 .80
8 .77
9 .73
10 .70
11 .67
12 .63
13 .60
14 .57
15 .53
16 .50
17 .47
18 .43
19 .40
20 .37
21 .33
22 .30
23 .27
24 .23
25 .20
26 .17
27 .13
28 .10
29 .07
30/31 .03

C—120  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Revision 08-1; Effective January 1, 2008

C—121  Maximum Income Limits

Revision 14-4; Effective October 1, 2014

SNAP

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective Oct. 1, 2014
Household Size
Gross (130%)
Net (100%)
165%*
1
$1,265
$973
$1,605
2
$1,705
$1,311
$2,163
3
$2,144
$1,650
$2,722
4
$2,584
$1,988
$3,280
5
$3,024
$2,326
$3,838
6
$3,464
$2,665
$4,396
7
$3,904
$3,003
$4,955
8
$4,344
$3,341
$5,513
9
$4,784
$3,680
$6,072
10
$5,224
$4,019
$6,631
Each additional person
+$440
+$339
+$559

* The figures in the 165% column are used to determine if an elderly person or a person with a disability living with others may claim separate household status even though the person purchases or prepares food with the others. The figures in this column are also the income limits for categorically eligible households.

C—121.1  Deduction Amounts

Revision 14-4; Effective October 1, 2014

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $155
Four $165
Five $193
Six or more $221

  • Standard medical expense — $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $143
  • Maximum excess shelter — $490
  • Standard utility allowance — $343
  • Basic utility allowance — $326
  • Telephone standard — $36

Note: Do not include a disqualified member in the household size when applying the standard deduction.

Related Policy
Deductions, A-1400

C—122  How to Determine Monthly SNAP Allotments

Revision 14-4; Effective October 1, 2014

SNAP

To determine the monthly allotment for a household, use the chart in C-1431, Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size. To determine the monthly allotment for a household with more than 10 people, first determine the maximum:

  • monthly allotment by adding $146 for each additional person to the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,461).
  • gross income by adding $440 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,224).
  • net income by adding $339 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,019).

Then, determine the monthly allotment by:

  • multiplying the household's net monthly income by .30,
  • rounding the cents to the next higher whole dollar amount, and
  • subtracting the rounded sum from the maximum monthly allotment for the household size.

Example: A 12-person household with a net monthly income of $964 has a monthly allotment of $1,463 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,461 + $146 + $146 = $1,753; $1,753 - $290 = $1,463).

Note: The shaded portions on the table in C-1431 indicate allotments available only to categorically eligible households.

Related Policy
How to Prorate Benefits, C-123
Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431
Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, C-1432

C—123  How to Prorate Benefits

Revision 11-3; Effective July 1, 2011

SNAP

To determine a prorated allotment for the month of application, use the chart in C-1432, Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, or:

  • Subtract the date of the application from 31.
  • Multiply the sum by the amount of the whole monthly allotment.
  • Divide that amount by 30. If the date of the application is the 30th or 31st, divide the whole allotment by 30. Drop all cents.

Example: A household with a whole monthly allotment of $395 applies on June 17. The household's prorated allotment for June is $184. (31 - 17 = 14; $395 14 = $5,530; $5,530 30 = $184.33 or $184)

Note: Some categorically eligible households can receive ongoing monthly allotments of less than $10. Do not issue allotments that are prorated to less than $10. A one- or two-person household that qualified for a minimum monthly allotment of $16 can receive a prorated allotment of less than $16 but not a prorated allotment of less than $10.

Do not prorate benefits if the household includes a member who meets both of the following criteria:

  • is a seasonal or migrant farm worker (in or out of the workstream), and
  • was certified for SNAP in Texas or another state the month before the household applied.

Related Policy
Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431

C—130  Medical Programs

Revision 12-1; Effective January 1, 2012

C—131  Income Limits

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013

C—131.1  Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPIL)

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013

Children's Medicaid (except TP 45 and TP 47), Emergency Medicaid (except TA 31 and TP 32), TA 41, TA 77, TP 02, TP 40, TP 42, TP 70, CHIP and CHIP Perinatal

Family Size

100%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
TP 44, 34

133%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
TP 48, 33

150%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
CHIP

185%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
TP 40, 42, 43, 36, 35, and TA 41

200%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
TP 02, CHIP and CHIP perinatal

400%
FPIL
(3-1-13)
TP70 and TA 77

1

958

1274

1437

1772

1915

3830

2

1293

1720

1939

2392

2585

5170

3

1628

2165

2442

3011

3255

6510

4

1963

2611

2944

3631

3925

7850

5

2298

3056

3447

4251

4595

9190

6

2633

3502

3949

4871

5265

10530

7

2968

3947

4452

5490

5935

11870

8

3303

4393

4954

6110

6605

13210

9

3638

4838

5457

6730

7275

14550

10

3973

5284

5959

7350

7945

15890

11

4308

5729

6462

7969

8615

17230

12

4643

6175

6964

8589

9285

18570

13

4978

6621

7467

9209

9955

19910

14

5313

7066

7969

9829

10625

21250

15

5648

7512

8472

10448

11295

22590

For each additional member

335

446

503

620

670

1340

Notes:

  • Households with net income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPIL) are not subject to an asset test for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Households with net income over 150% FPIL have a $10,000 asset limit.
  • See C-1114, Guidelines for Providing Retroactive Coverage for Children and Medical Programs, for the income limits.

Related Policy
Limits, A-1220
Certified Group, A-242
General Policy, M-210
General Policy, F-210
General Policy, R-410

C—131.2  Medically Needy and TANF Level Families

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013

TA 31, TP 08 TP 32, and TP 56

- - TANF Recognizable Needs
Family Size MNIL Child Only One Parent Two Parents
1 $104 $64 $78 $---
2 216 92 163 125
3 275 130 188 206
4 308 154 226 231
5 357 198 251 268
6 392 214 288 294
7 440 267 313 330
8 475 293 356 356
9 532 337 382 399
10 567 363 425 425
11 624 406 451 468
12 659 432 494 494
13 716 475 520 537
14 751 501 563 563
15 808 544 589 606
Per each additional member 57 43 43 43

C—131.3  Transitional Medicaid

Revision 13-3; Effective July 1, 2013

TP 07 and TP 37

Effective March 1, 2013
Family Size Monthly Income Limit
1

$1,772

2

$2,392

3

$3,011

4

$3,631

5

$4,251

6

$4,871

7

$5,490

8

$6,110

9

$6,730

10

$7,350

11

$7,969

12

$8,589

13

$9,209

14

$9,829

15

$10,448

Per each additional person

$620