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55 Pa. Code § 3041.34. Estimating income.

§ 3041.34. Estimating income.

 (a)  For the purpose of determining adjusted family income, the eligibility agency shall use its best estimate of monthly income based upon circumstances at the time of application or redetermination as specified in Appendix A, Part I (relating to income to be included, deducted and excluded in determining gross monthly income) for the table used to convert weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and other pay periods to monthly amounts.

 (b)  For parents or caretakers who are working and have received pay at the time they apply for subsidized child care, income shall be estimated based upon verified, actual amounts already received by the family prior to application or redetermination or verification of anticipated income.

 (c)  When estimating income, the eligibility agency shall use the past 30 calendar days as an indicator of future amounts, unless:

   (1)  A change has occurred.

   (2)  A change is anticipated.

   (3)  An unusual circumstance existed that is not expected to recur, such as overtime not likely to continue.

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall adjust its estimate of monthly income to take into account recent or anticipated changes and unusual circumstances.

 (e)  When an applicant anticipates starting work within the next 30 days or has not yet received a first paycheck, income eligibility is established based on verified anticipated income.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.33 (relating to income adjustment); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

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