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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 372TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES AND SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER BELIGIBILITY
DIVISION 7INCOME
RULE §372.410Allowable Deductions from Countable Income in SNAP

In SNAP, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) allows a deduction for expenses as required by 7 CFR §273.9, and HHSC:

  (1) allows actual self-employment expenses but does not deduct expenses related to income from illegal activities;

  (2) allows an uncapped excess shelter deduction for households with an elderly or disabled member, even if the member is disqualified;

  (3) deducts a standard utility allowance (SUA) for households that qualify;

  (4) deducts a basic utility allowance (BUA) for households with utility expenses that do not qualify for the SUA in paragraph (3) of this section;

  (5) deducts a telephone allowance for households with a telephone expense that do not qualify for the SUA in paragraph (3) of this section or the BUA in paragraph (4) of this section;

  (6) allows a standard shelter deduction for homeless households;

  (7) does not allow a deduction for actual utility expenses; and

  (8) gives elderly or disabled households the option of deducting actual allowable medical expenses (as explained in 7 CFR §273.9(d)(3)) or using a standard medical deduction of an amount HHSC negotiates annually with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.


Source Note: The provisions of this §372.410 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5361; amended to be effective March 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 1731

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