(1) This rule governs excluded earned income for purposes of TANF cash assistance.

(2) In testing gross monthly income and in determining the monthly grant, the following earned income is to be excluded:

(a) the earned income of a minor child as defined in ARM 37.78.103 who is attending elementary or high school;

(b) earned income tax credit (EITC) advance payments and refunds;

(c) payments to individuals in the Volunteers in Service to America program (VISTA) pursuant to Title I of P.L. 93-113, section 404(g);

(d) all Workforce Investment Act (WIA) work experience income;

(e) all work-study earnings or payments received by a postsecondary student, regardless of the payment source; and

(f) all earned income received by a temporary census employee.

History: 53-4-212, MCA; IMP, 53-4-211, 53-4-601, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 284, Eff. 1/26/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 3284, Eff. 12/18/98; TRANS, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 3414; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 15, Eff. 1/17/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2501, Eff. 11/27/08.