A Projecting Expenses
The NA budgetary unit expenses are calculated based on the expenses for which the budgetary unit expects to be billed during the approval period.
 
When the actual amounts of expenses for a budget month are unknown project the expense based on the most recent month's bill, unless the participant is reasonably certain a change will occur. The following apply to projecting expenses:
 
Project expenses for the approval period based on bills for the same period of the previous year, updated by rate increases as provided by the utility company.
Past medical receipts showing stable and recurring medical expenses that establish the basis for projecting future expenses.
Verification of the future medical expenses is not required when the expense has been anticipated based on past medical expense receipts. (See Projecting Medical Expenses)