When the State computes the TANF grant on an incremental basis, follow these steps
to figure how much income an individual derives from TANF (i.e., the individual's
Start with the amount of the TANF payment the family received.
Subtract the amount the TANF payment would have been if that individual had not been
included in the grant.
The result is the SSI claimant's share of the grant.
EXAMPLE: John Smith, a disabled child, files for SSI. He is a member of a TANF household
that includes his mother and two ineligible children. The State informs you that the
family's TANF grant is $650 per month and the grant without John would be $575 per
month. John's share of the TANF grant is $75 ($650 minus $575).
See SI 00830.403C.4. for special rules for calculating an individual's share when there are 2 or more
SSI claimants in the TANF household.
IMPORTANT: If the TANF agency advises that the family's TANF grant without inclusion of the
SSI claimant is the same as, or more than, the grant with the claimant included, the
TANF income received by the SSI individual is 0. If the TANF agency prefers to provide
you with the amount of the individual's share, then accept this amount without further