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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 48COMMUNITY CARE FOR AGED AND DISABLED
SUBCHAPTER HELIGIBILITY
RULE §48.2904Income from Excludable Sources

Income may be fully or partially countable, or may be excluded from the current eligibility budget. Excludable income will continue to be monitored by the caseworker at each financial review to determine how eligibility is affected. Excludable sources of income include:

  (1) deductions from earned income, including social security payments, Medicare premium payments, bonds, pensions, and union dues;

  (2) the first $65 of a client's (or couple's) net earned income, plus 1/2 of the remainder;

  (3) loans, grants, scholarships, and fellowship funds obtained and used under conditions that preclude their use for current living costs. Any portion used to pay any other expense (room, board, books, etc.) cannot be excluded;

  (4) Veterans Administration aid-and-attendance benefits, homebound elderly benefits, and payments to certain eligible veterans for purchase of medications;

  (5) infrequent or irregular income (income received less frequently than once a month) that averages $20 per month or less;

  (6) 1/3 of the total amount of child support payments for an eligible child; and

  (7) allowable exclusions from self-employment income, as indicated on the following chart.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §48.2904 adopted to be effective January 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 12544.

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