Expanded Categorical Eligibility
(01/01/22 – 12/31/22)
Expanded categorical eligibility exists when the budgetary unit does not have a participant keyed as DF on SEPA due to a disqualification, and all of the following apply to the budgetary unit:
Gross income does not exceed 185% of the current federal poverty level (FPL)
The NA budgetary unit does not meet Basic categorical eligibility requirements
The resources of all participants coded DI or DE on SEPA are not over the NA resource limit
NOTE Resources from a DI or DE participant are counted in full
When any participant in the budgetary unit meets the NA definition of Elderly or Disabled, the budgetary unit receives special considerations. (See Elderly or Have a Disability - NA Special Considerations)
AZTECS automatically considers an NA Expanded categorically eligible budgetary unit to have met the following NA eligibility factors:
Gross and net income tests