567.2 At Application

Prospective budgeting at application applies to all households. Prospective budgeting uses a best estimate of income, expenses, and circumstances in the issuance month  to determine the eligibility and benefit amount for the same issuance month.  The budget month and issuance month are the same  month in PB.   

55 Pa. Code 501.11(a)

The CAO will count income actually received or expected to be received during the application month, the next month, or both.

The CAO will determine a best estimate of expected income for the remaining semiannual reporting (SAR) or certification period.

If the household receives income or has expenses billed more frequently than monthly (weekly or every two weeks), the CAO must estimate the weekly amount and convert it to a monthly amount using the 4.0 multiplier. (See