Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Works Handbook
Revision: 16-2
Effective: April 1, 2016

Part C — Section 100

Income Limits and Proration Charts

C—110  TANF

Revision 11-4; Effective October 1, 2011

C—111  Income Limits

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Budgetary Allowances (October 1, 2015)
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
$98
$313
$78*
$119
---
---
---
2
369
92
140
650
163
247
498
125**
189
3
518
130
197
751
188
285
824
206
313
4
617
154
234
903
226
343
925
231
351
5
793
198
301
1003
251
381
1073
268
407
6
856
214
325
1153
288
437
1176
294
446
7
1068
267
405
1252
313
475
1319
330
500
8
1173
293
445
1425
356
541
1422
356
539
9
1346
337
511
1528
382
580
1595
399
605
10
1450
363
550
1701
425
645
1698
425
644
11
1623
406
616
1804
451
684
1871
468
710
12
1726
432
655
1977
494
750
1975
494
749
13
1899
475
720
2080
520
789
2147
537
814
14
2003
501
760
2253
563
854
2251
563
854
15
2174
544
824
2356
589
893
2423
606
919
Per each additional member
173
43
66
173
43
66
173
43
66

* 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 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF

After eligibility is determined, the TANF grant amount is prorated 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: One-Time TANF (OTTANF) or One-Time Grandparent payments are not prorated.

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 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

SNAP

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective October 1, 2015
Household Size
Gross (130%)
Net (100%)
165%*
1
$1,276
$981
$1,619
2
1,726
1,328
2,191
3
2,177
1,675
2,763
4
2,628
2,021
3,335
5
3,078
2,368
3,907
6
3,529
2,715
4,479
7
3,980
3,061
5,051
8
4,430
3,408
5,623
9
4,881
3,755
6,195
10
5,332
4,102
6,767
Each additional person
+451
+347
+572

* The figures in the 165 percent 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 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $155
Four 168
Five 197
Six or more 226

  • Standard medical expense — $137 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $143
  • Maximum excess shelter — $504
  • Standard utility allowance — $346
  • Basic utility allowance — $326
  • Telephone standard — $36

Note: A disqualified member in the household size is not used when applying the standard deduction.

Related Policy
Deductions, A-1400

C—122  How to Determine Monthly SNAP Allotments

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

SNAP

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

  • monthly allotment by adding $146 for each additional person to the maximum SNAP allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,461);
  • gross income by adding $451 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,332); and
  • net income by adding $347 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,102).

The monthly allotment is determined 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 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

SNAP

A prorated allotment for the month of application is determined by using the chart in C-1432, Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, or by:

  • subtracting the date of the application from 31;
  • multiplying the sum by the amount of the whole monthly allotment; and
  • dividing that amount by 30. If the date of the application is the 30th or 31st, the whole allotment is divided by 30. All cents are disregarded.

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.

Benefits are not prorated 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 16-2; Effective April 1, 2016

TP 33, TP 34, TP 35, TP 36, TP 43, TP 44, TP 48, TP 40, TP 42, TA 74, TA 75 and TA 76

Family Size 133% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 44, 34, TA 76
144% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 48, 33, TA 75
185% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TA 41
198% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 40, 42, 43, 36, 35, TA 74
1 $1,317 $1,426 $1,832 $1,961
2 1,776 1,923 2,470 2,644
3 2,235 2,420 3,108 3,327
4 2,694 2,916 3,747 4,010
5 3,153 3,413 4,385 4,693
6 3,611 3,910 5,023 5,376
7 4,071 4,408 5,663 6,061
8 4,532 4,907 6,304 6,747
9 4,994 5,406 6,946 7,434
10 5,455 5,906 7,587 8,120
11 5,916 6,405 8,228 8,807
12 6,377 6,904 8,870 9,493
13 6,838 7,403 9,511 10,179
14 7,299 7,902 10,152 10,866
15 7,760 8,402 10,794 11,552
For each additional member 462 500 642 687

Note: See C-1114, Guidelines for Providing Retroactive Coverage for Children and Medical Programs, for the income limits.

TP 02, TA 84 (CHIP), TA 85 (CHIP-P), TA 77 and TP 70

Family Size 200% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 02
201% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TA 84
202% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TA 85
400% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TA 77
413% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 70
1 $1,980 $1,990 $2,000 $3,960 $4,089
2 2,670 2,684 2,697 5,340 5,514
3 3,360 3,377 3,394 6,720 6,939
4 4,050 4,071 4,091 8,100 8,364
5 4,740 4,764 4,788 9,480 9,789
6 5,430 5,458 5,485 10,860 11,213
7 6,122 6,153 6,183 12,244 12,642
8 6,815 6,850 6,884 13,630 14,073
9 7,509 7,546 7,584 15,017 15,505
10 8,202 8,243 8,284 16,404 16,937
11 8,895 8,940 8,984 17,790 18,369
12 9,589 9,637 9,685 19,177 19,800
13 10,282 10,334 10,385 20,564 21,232
14 10,975 11,030 11,085 21,950 22,664
15 11,669 11,727 11,786 23,337 24,096
For each additional member 694 697 701 1,387 1,432

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 Parents and Caretaker Relatives Medicaid

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TA 31, TP 08, TP 32, TP 56 and TA 86

- - TP 08, TA 31 and TA 86
Family Size TP 32 and TP 56 One Parent Two Parents
1 $104 $103 $N/A
2 216 196 161
3 275 230 251
4 308 277 285
5 357 310 332
6 392 356 367
7 440 389 412
8 475 441 447
9 532 476 500
10 567 527 535
11 624 562 587
12 659 613 622
13 716 648 675
14 751 700 710
15 808 734 762
Per each additional member 57 52 52

C—131.3  Transitional Medicaid

Revision 16-2; Effective April 1, 2016

TP 07 and TP 37

Family Size 185% FPIL
(3-1-16)
TP 07 and TP 37
1
$1,832
2
2,470
3
3,108
4
3,747
5
4,385
6
5,023
7
5,663
8
6,304
9
6,946
10
7,587
11
8,228
12
8,870
13
9,511
14
10,152
15
10,794
Per each additional person
642

C—131.4  Standard MAGI Income Disregard

Revision 16-2; Effective April 1, 2016

Five Percentage Points of FPIL
Family Size 2016 Monthly
Disregard Amount
1
$49.50
2
66.75
3
84.00
4
101.25
5
118.50
6
135.75
7
153.05
8
170.40
9
187.75
10
205.05
11
222.40
12
239.75
13
257.05
14
274.40
15
291.75
Per each additional person
17.35

C—131.5  IRS Monthly Income Thresholds

Revision 16-2; Effective April 1, 2016

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) establishes income thresholds for earned and unearned income. Individuals whose income (earned, unearned, or a combination) exceeds the federal income tax filing threshold are “expected” by the IRS to file a federal income tax return under federal law. The IRS monthly income thresholds are used to determine if an individual’s income must be counted when calculating Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) financial eligibility, as explained in A-1341, Income Limits and Eligibility Tests, for Medical Programs, Step 3.

Determining whether an individual is expected to be required to file a federal income tax return is determined by comparing the specified income types to the IRS thresholds in the following table.

Type of Income 2016 Threshold Apply Threshold Value in Form H1042,
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
Worksheet: Medicaid and CHIP
Unearned Income
$87.50
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 6
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 8
Earned Income
525.00
  • Pages 5-7, Step 3, Line 7