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55 Pa. Code § 140.282. Deductions from earned income.

§ 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/recipient’s impairment requires use of the device to work.

     (iii)   Payments for a prosthetic device if the applicant/recipient’s 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/recipient’s employment.

     (vii)   Payments for similar items and services not listed in subparagraphs (i)—(vi) which are directly related to the applicant/recipient’s 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).

Cross References

   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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