63-231     Standard and Earned Income Deductions

 

63-231.1
Standard Deduction

Allow the appropriate standard deduction to every CalFresh household with earned and/or unearned income according to household size.

Only the eligible CalFresh members will be included in the household size for calculation of the allowable standard deduction.

Effective October 1, 2013

Household Size

Standard Deduction

1

$152

2

$152

3

$152

4

$163

5

$191

 6+

$219

 

 

 

63-231.2
Earned Income Deduction

The earned income deduction of 20% of the monthly gross earned income, or adjusted gross income for self-employed households will be deducted to allow for expenses associated with employment such as transportation, special clothing, withholding taxes, and other incidental expenses.

Excluded earnings are not included in the gross earned income for the purpose of computing the earned income deduction.

 

63-231.3
Reference Table

Refer to 63-1102 to find the current Standard and Earned Income Deduction table.