§ 140.282. Deductions from earned income.
The following amounts are deducted from earned income in the order listed in determining income eligibility:
(1) Portion of $20 monthly deduction not deducted from unearned income. The portion of the $20 monthly deduction in § 140.281(b) (relating to deductions from unearned income) which has not been deducted from unearned income is deducted from earned income in the same month for each applicant/recipient group.
(2) Sixty-five dollars of earned income in a month. An employed applicant/recipient is entitled to an earned income deduction of $65 of his gross earned income per month.
(3) Earned income of a disabled applicant/recipient used to pay impairment-related work expenses. Earned income used by an applicant/recipient who is disabled and 64 years of age or younger to pay impairment-related work expenses is excluded. Impairment-related work expenses include:
(i) Payments for attendant care services if assistance is needed by the applicant/recipient in traveling to and from work, while at work, and at home because of impairment.
(ii) Payments for a medical device if the applicant/recipients impairment requires use of the device to work.
(iii) Payments for a prosthetic device if the applicant/recipients impairment requires the use of the prosthetic device to work.
(iv) Payments for impairment related nonmedical appliances and equipment and residential modifications needed by the applicant/recipient for employment.
(v) Payments for drugs, medical services and prescribed medical supplies if necessary to the applicant/recipient to control the impairment.
(vi) Payments for installing, maintaining and repairing the items listed in subparagraphs (i)(v) that are necessary for the applicant/recipients employment.
(vii) Payments for similar items and services not listed in subparagraphs (i)(vi) which are directly related to the applicant/recipients impairment and needed by the applicant/recipient to work.
(4) One-half of remaining earned income in a month. An employed applicant/recipient is entitled to a deduction of one-half of the remaining earned income after the deduction in paragraph (2) and when applicable, the deductions in paragraphs (1) and (3).
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 140.232 (relating to applicable income); and 55 Pa. Code § 140.291 (relating to treatment of lump sum payments).
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