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Delaware Health and Social Services ("Department") / Division of Social Services initiated proceedings to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Food Supplement Program, specifically, Determining Income Deductions. The Department's proceedings to amend its regulations were initiated pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10114 and its authority as prescribed by 31 Delaware Code Section 512.
The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the July 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced by July 31, 2014 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
7 USC 2014(e)(6)(C), Standard utility allowance
7 CFR §273.9(d), Income and deductions
DSSM 9060, Determining Income Deductions: To be compliant with section 4006 of the Agriculture Act of 2014 the Division of Social Services (DSS) is amending policy 9060 to include that the LIHEAP payment must be greater than twenty dollars ($20.00), and the household member must have received the LIHEAP benefit in the current month or in the immediately preceding twelve (12) months.
We endorse the proposed regulation since the regulatory amendments are required to conform to federal law.
Agency Response: DSS thanks both Councils for their endorsement.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Food Supplement Program (FSP), specifically, Determining Income Deductions, is adopted and shall be final effective September 10, 2014.
[273.9(d)] 7 CFR 273.9(d)
This policy applies to all Food Supplement Program (FSP) households with income.
2. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) determines the amount of the standard deduction published each October in the Cost-of-Living Adjustment Administrative Notice.
2. Give the medical deduction only to individuals who are age sixty (60) or older or receiving a disability payment.
2. Give homeless households the $143 one hundred forty-three dollars ($143.00) homeless shelter deduction when their anticipated monthly shelter expenses are at or less than $143 one hundred forty-three dollars ($143.00).
3. Allow homeless households that incur monthly expenses greater than $143 one hundred forty-three dollars ($143.00) the regular shelter expense deduction.
1. Give a shelter deduction for costs that exceed fifty percent (50%) of the household’s countable income up to the maximum excess shelter limit.
Households receiving energy payments under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the current month or in the immediately preceding twelve (12) months of an amount greater than twenty dollars ($20.00).
Households receiving energy direct or indirect energy assistance payments of an amount greater than twenty dollars ($20.00) like HUD utility reimbursements, other than LIHEAP, that is excluded as income and who continue to incur any out-of-pocket heating or cooling expenses during any month in the previous twelve (12) months; and in the current month or in the immediately preceding twelve (12) months; and
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