63-230     Income Deductions

 

Introduction & Deduction Determination

The income deductions contained in this section will be allowed when determining the CalFresh household’s net income eligibility and benefit level.

 

Deductions Determination

The standard deduction, excess medical deduction, homeless standard shelter allowance, and the excess shelter deduction are determined and updated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

Table of Content

 

63-231 Standard and Earned Income Deductions

Section

o  Standard Deduction

231.1

o  Earned Income Deduction

231.2

o  Reference Table

231.3

63-232 Excess Medical Deductions

o  Definition

232.1

o  Dental and Eye Care

232.2

o  Hospitalization or Outpatient Treatment

232.3

o  Prescription Drugs and Costs of Medical Supplies

232.4

o  Health Insurance Premiums

232.5

o  Medicare Premiums

232.6

o  Maintaining Service Animals

232.7

o  Transportation

232.8

o  Homemaker or Health Aid

232.9

63-233 Dependent Care Deduction

o  Definition

233.1

o  Allowable Dependent Care Deduction

233.2

o  Dependent Care Paid for and/or by an Ineligible Noncitizen

233.3

63-234 Homeless Shelter Deduction

63-235 Excess Shelter Deduction

o  Definition

235.1

o  Rent or Mortgage Costs

235.2

o  Property Taxes and Insurance

235.3

o  Heating, Cooling, and Other Utilities Costs

235.4

o  Home Temporarily Not Occupied by the Household

235.5

o  Home Repair Costs

235.6

63-236 Standard Utility Allowance

o  Definition

236.1

o  Homeless Shelter Deduction & SUA

236.2

o  Households Receiving Energy Assistance

236.3

o  SUA Adjustments Due to Cost-of-Living

236.4

63-237 Utility Allowances, LUA & TUA

63-238 Shared Living Expenses Deductions

o  Definition

238.1

o  Sharing Utility Expenses with Excluded, or Ineligible Household Members

238.2

o  Sharing Expenses with Separate Households

238.3

o  Sharing Shelter Expenses with Excluded Members

238.4

o  Example: Excluded CalFresh Household Member Not Contributing

238.5

o  Expense Shared With Excluded SSI Recipients / Students

238.6

o  Calculating Shelter Expenses in Shared Living Situations

238.7

o  Example 1 Shared Living Situation: Ineligible Noncitizen with Income

o  Example 2 Shared Living Situation: Not Contributors Ineligible Noncitizen

o  Example 3 Shared Living Situation: Ineligible Noncitizen, Separate HH, and Excluded Student

o  Example 4 Shared Living Situation: SSI recipient, and IPV

o  Example 5 Shared Living Situation: Ineligible Noncitizen/ Non-Family Member

o  Example 6 Shared Living Situation: SSI Grandmother, SSI Child,  and Ineligible Noncitizen Adult

o  Deduction Decision Chart for Shared Living Situations

238.8