Income shall be budgeted and reported as described below:

(1)           Income shall be budgeted prospectively for determining eligibility for and the amount of AFDC payments. To arrive at a monthly amount to consider, the following processes shall be followed:

(a)           For income that is paid on less than a monthly basis, the pay received from each period during a month shall be averaged and converted to a monthly amount as follows.  Averaged pay shall be multiplied by:

(i)            2 if pay is received twice per month

(ii)           2.15 if pay is received every two weeks

(iii)          4.3 if pay is received weekly

(b)           For income that is received once per month, the amount received from two previous successive months shall be averaged to arrive at one monthly amount.

(c)           Annualized self-employment income shall be averaged over the lesser of the following period: the number of months the business has been in operation or 12 months.

(2)           The monthly income calculated in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall be used to determine the AFDC payment for three consecutive calendar months.

(3)           Quarterly reporting shall be required for error-prone classes of recipients as defined by the state based on quality control and other management data.  The quarterly reporting process shall follow the processing requirements found in 45 CFR 233.37 which is hereby incorporated by reference including all subsequent amendments and editions.  Copies of this Code of Federal Regulations may be obtained from the Division of Social Services, 325 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 [telephone number (919) 733-3055] at a cost of ten cents ($.10) per page at the time of adoption of this Rule.

(4)           AFDC families shall be required to report all changes within 10 calendar days after they become aware a change has occurred.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-153; 45 C.F.R. 233.28; 45 C.F.R. 233.36;

Eff. February 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1988; February 1, 1986;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1997.