D Determining the Nutrition Assistance Benefit Amount
 
(04/01/13 - 06/30/13)
AZTECS determines the benefit amount based on the information keyed. AZTECS subtracts 30% of the NA net income from the Thrifty Food Plan amount for the appropriate budgetary unit size. The resulting amount is the budgetary unit's eligible benefit amount before recoupment or NA proration.
 
When the NA budgetary unit is eligible, AZTECS performs the allotment test.
 
When the NA benefit for an eligible one or two participant budgetary unit is less than the minimum NA allotment, the benefit must be rounded up to the minimum NA allotment.
 
When the NA benefit for an eligible three or more participant budgetary unit is less than the minimum NA allotment, the actual benefit amount must be paid.
 
EXCEPTION
When budgetary unit is eligible for less than the minimum NA allotment, in an initial month due to proration, the following apply:
The budgetary unit is in eligible no pay status when the benefit is less than $10.
The actual benefit must be paid when the benefit is $10 or more. (See Proration of first month’s benefits)
 
NOTE When a household meets expanded categorical eligibility and their net income exceeds the net income limit, the household is considered to be in a No Pay Status.