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OLGT 2018-88: Economic Assistance (EAEDC and TAFDC) – Retroactive Payments Due to Budget Changes

Date: 
12/21/2018
Author: 
DTA

As part of the budget process this year, the following changes occurred:

  • most ongoing TAFDC clients are eligible to receive a 100% Earned Income Disregard as long as the total household countable income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for up to 12 cyclical payments;
  • the TAFDC asset limit was raised from $2,500 to $5,000 in all eligibility and benefit calculations; 
  • the grant amount for TAFDC Non-Exempt Assistance units was increased 2.75%; and
  • the benefit amount for EAEDC clients in Living Arrangement D (those who are homeless) was increased to $303.70 for a single individual.

These changes were effective July 1, 2018 but did not occur until November 2018.  As a result, some clients are owed retroactive benefits.

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