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

TANF

TANF Budgetary Allowances (October 1, 2013)
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
95
313
78*
116
---
---
---
2
369
92
136
650
163
240
498
125**
184
3
518
130
191
751
188
277
824
206
304
4
617
154
228
903
226
333
925
231
341
5
793
198
293
1003
251
370
1073
268
396
6
856
214
316
1153
288
425
1176
294
434
7
1068
267
394
1252
313
462
1319
330
486
8
1173
293
433
1425
356
525
1422
356
524
9
1346
337
496
1528
382
563
1595
399
588
10
1450
363
535
1701
425
627
1698
425
626
11
1623
406
598
1804
451
665
1871
468
690
12
1726
432
636
1977
494
729
1975
494
728
13
1899
475
700
2080
520
767
2147
537
791
14
2003
501
738
2253
563
831
2251
563
830
15
2174
544
801
2356
589
868
2423
606
893

Per each additional member

173
43
64
173
43
64
173
43
64

*Caretaker of SSI Child
**Caretaker and Second Parent of SSI Child
"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 13-4; Effective October 1, 2013

SNAP

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective October 1, 2013
Household Size Gross (130%) Net (100%) 165%*
1 $1,245 $958 $1,580
2 1,681 1,293 2,133
3 2,116 1,628 2,686
4 2,552 1,963 3,239
5 2,987 2,298 3,791
6 3,423 2,633 4,344
7 3,858 2,968 4,897
8 4,294 3,303 5,450
9 4,730 3,638 6,003
10 5,166 3,973 6,556
Each additional person +436 +335 +553

* The figures in the 165% column are used to determine if an elderly or person with a disability living with others may claim separate household status even though he 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 13-4; Effective October 1, 2013

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is: then the standard deduction is:
Three or less $152
Four $163
Five $191
Six or more $219

  • Standard medical expense – $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard – $143
  • Maximum excess shelter – $478
  • Standard utility allowance – $329
  • Basic utility allowance – $301
  • 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 14-1; Effective January 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 $142 for each additional person to the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,421).
  • gross income by adding $436 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,166).
  • net income by adding $335 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($3,973).

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 $1,415 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,421 + $142 + $142 = $1,705; $1,705 - $290 = $1,415).

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