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(1)   Income


Determine the striking household member(s)í income by using the higher of the monthly earned income from the job on which the strike occurred as if the household member were still working, or the striking memberís current income.Add the higher of the two to the current income of other household members.


Example:A household with a striking member applies for food stamps on March 3.Prior to the strike, the household memberís earnings average $1500 per month.However, the strikerís current earnings average $1575 per month.The present earnings are higher and will be used to determine the householdís eligibility and benefit level.

A household participating in the program at the time of the strike will remain eligible.However, earnings from the job (prior to the strike) will continue to be counted.In other words, a household will not receive an increase in benefits due to the decrease in income which is attributed to the strike.Other changes, which occur, such as household size, will be taken into consideration for budget purposes.


(2)   Resources


Consider all countable resources in determining the householdís eligibility.This includes any countable resources available at the time of the strike and any other resources currently on hand as of the application month.


Exception:Vehicles whose equity value is normally exempt because they are used for commuting do not lose the exclusion during the strike.


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