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55 Pa. Code § 183.95. GA earned income deductions.</B>

§ 183.95. GA earned income deductions.

 For the expenses related to employment of each individual in the GA budget group, disregard in the following order:

   (1)  Earned income incentive deduction. As an incentive to eligible GA individuals to obtain and retain employment, earned income incentive deductions, subject to the limitations in § §  183.96 and 183.97 (relating to reserved; and ineligibility for disregards from earned income for TANF and GA) are made as follows:

     (i)   For each employed client, the first $20 plus 50% of the next $60 is deducted from the gross earned income for 4 consecutive calendar months.

     (ii)   An applicant who has been a recipient of GA in 1 of the 4 calendar months prior to this application is eligible to receive the earned income incentive for 4 consecutive calendar months subject to the limitations in subparagraph (iv).

     (iii)   An applicant who has not been a GA recipient in 1 of the 4 calendar months prior to this application is eligible to receive the earned income incentive deduction for 4 consecutive calendar months only if the applicant’s income, after deductions in paragraph (2) and §  183.98 (relating to unearned income and lump sum income deductions), is less than the standard of need for the budget group, and subject to the limitations in subparagraph (iv).

     (iv)   An applicant or recipient who has received the GA earned income incentive deduction for 4 consecutive calendar months is not eligible to receive the GA deduction again until he has not received a GA cash grant for 12 consecutive months.

   (2)  Work and personal expense deductions. A maximum work and personal expense of up to $25 is deducted from earned income subject to the limitations in §  183.97. This allowance includes, but is not limited to, expenses related to employment, such as transportation; child and adult care; union dues; uniforms; mandatory deductions for Federal, State and local taxes; and the like.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  183.95 issued under section 403(b) of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. §  403(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  183.95 adopted August 26, 1988, effective November 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3921.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  133.4 (relating to procedures); 55 Pa. Code §  183.97 (relating to ineligibility for disregards from earned income for TANF and GA); 55 Pa. Code §  183.98 (relating to unearned income and lump sum income deductions); and 55 Pa. Code §  183.105 (relating to increases in income).



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