7 CFR § 273.10(a)(1)(i)-(ii)

Establish eligibility by determining:

  • if the EDG meets program rules, and
  • if eligible, the benefit amount.

Base eligibility on the EDG’s anticipated circumstances for the month in which benefits will be issued.  Determine eligibility for the entire month using the best estimate of: 

  • income, 
  • expenses, and 
  • information available for that month. 

Calculate a monthly amount by gathering the following information for each income and expense source: 

  • when started,
  • how often received,
  • when received, 
  • period of time intended for, and
  • known future changes.

Use the information to:

  • budget current monthly circumstances, and  
  • identify future changes, if any. 

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