Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0210.015.15.05 Budget Adjustments

A budget adjustment between reinvestigations is REQUIRED when any of the following occur.

  1. Change in the base rate of pay.  This includes, but is not limited to, changes in hourly rate, salary, or piece work rate.
  2. Employment or loss of employment occurs.  This includes, but is not limited to, persons who experience seasonal layoffs.
  3. Change in the source of income.  EXAMPLE:  The individual worked full time at a restaurant and is now working full time at a different restaurant.
  4. Changes in hours worked that are expected to continue.  A definite change does not include normal fluctuations in hours worked.
  5. Requests for an adjustment or reports of a change in income.  Complete a budget adjustment when a need is discovered. EXAMPLE:  Receive notice that OASDI started or stopped.

Complete the 185 percent income eligibility limit test when adjusting a budget.