ADDENDUM 2

PROGRAM STANDARDS

 

ALASKA Temporary Assistance

income and payment standards

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2017

 

ADULT-INCLUDED STANDARDS

 

The following standards are used when the assistance unit includes one caretaker relative or two parents who are both able to perform gainful activity, and any number of dependent children.

 

Note:  

Except in two-parent families, no more than one caretaker relative may be included in an assistance unit.

 

Assistance Unit Size

185% Standard

Need Standard  

Maximum Payment

One Caretaker Relative

Two-Parent Family

2

3

$ 2,619

$ 1,416

$ 821

3

4

2,948

1,594

   923

4

5

3,278

1,772

1,025

5

6

3,607

1,950

1,127

6

7

3,936

2,128

1,229

7

8

4,266

2,306

1,331

8

9

4,597

2,485

1,433

Each Additional Child

$ 331

$ 179

$  102

 

INCAPACITATED ADULT-INCLUDED STANDARDS

 

The following standards are used when the assistance unit includes two parents, one of whom is physically or mentally unable to perform gainful activity, and any number of dependent children.

 

Assistance Unit Size

185% Standard

Need Standard

Maximum Payment    

3

$ 2,948

$ 1,594

$  923

4

3,278

1,772

1,025

5

3,607

1,950

1,127

6

3,936

2,128

1,229

7

4,266

2,306

1,331

8

4,597

2,485

1,433

Each Additional Child

$ 331

$ 179

$  102

 

CHILD-ONLY STANDARDS

 

The following standards are used when no caretaker relative is included in the assistance unit.

 

Assistance Unit Size

185% Standard

Need Standard

Maximum Payment    

1

$ 1,439

$ 778

$ 452

2

1,764

954

   554

3

2,096

1,133

   656

4

2,425

1,311

   758

5

2,754

1,489

   860

6

3,082

1,666

   962

7

3,411

1,844

1,064

8

3,742

2,023

1,166

Each Additional Child

$ 331

$ 179

$  102

    

PREGNANT WOMAN STANDARDS

 

The following standards are used when a pregnant woman is the only person included in the assistance unit.

 

Assistance Unit Size

185% Standard

Need Standard

Maximum Payment    

1

$1,637

$885

$514

   

PERSONAL ALLOWANCE DEDUCTIONS FOR DEEMING INCOME

 

The personal allowance deduction for a stepparent, sponsor of an alien, or parent of a minor parent whose income is deemed available to the assistance unit is:

 

  1. $770.00 if the deemor does not have any other dependents in the home for whom he or she receives an allowance; or
     

  2. The basic adult-included need standard if the deemor is entitled to an allowance for themselves and at least one other dependent in the home.  Use the one caretaker relative column in the Adult-Included Need Standards table to determine the appropriate allowance amount.

 

ALASKA TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE

SHELTER STANDARDS

 

MONTHLY REGIONAL HEATING UTILITY STANDARDS

(Effective 10/1/2016)

 

Utility Region

Regional Heating
Utility Standard    

Central Utility Region (CE): Anchorage, and communities in the Anchorage Census Area; Wasilla, Palmer, and communities in the Mat-Su Census Area

$360

Northern Utility Region (NO): Fairbanks, and communities in the Fairbanks North Star Census Area, the North Slope Census Area, the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, the Denali Census Area, the Yukon/Koyukuk Census Area and Copper River Census Subarea (this includes Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Mentasta Lake and Slana.)

$578

Northwest Utility Region (NW): Nome, and communities in the Nome Census Area; Kotzebue, and communities in the Northwest Arctic Census Area

$891

South Central Utility Region (SC): Communities in the Aleutians East Census Area, the Aleutians West Census Area, the Kenai Peninsula Census Area, the Kodiak Island Census Area, and Chugach Census Subarea (this includes Chenega, Cordova, Tatitlek, Valdez and Whittier.)

$409

Southeastern Utility Region (SE): Juneau, and communities in the Juneau Census Area; Ketchikan, and communities in the Ketchikan Gateway Census Area; Sitka, and communities in the Sitka Census Area; communities in the Haines Census Area, the Prince of Wales Census Areas, the Skagway/Hoonah/Angoon Census Area, the Yakutat Census Area, and the Wrangell/Petersburg Census Area

$357

Southwestern Utility Region (SW): Bethel, and communities in the Bethel Census Area; all communities in the Kusilvak Census Area; the Bristol Bay Census Area, the Dillingham Census Area, and the Lake and Peninsula Census Area

$834

 

MONTHLY REGIONAL NON-HEATING UTILITY STANDARDS

(Effective 10/1/2016)

 

Utility Region

Electricity

Telephone

Sewer

Water    

Central

$96

$34

$43

$50

Northern

$131

$40

$59

$51

Northwest

$155

$37

$54

$60

Southcentral

$121

$26

$45

$39

Southeast

$76

$28

$58

$37

Southwest

$173

$52

$53

$55

 

MAXIMUM SHELTER ALLOWANCES

(Effective 1/1/2017)

 

Household Type and Size

Shelter Allowance

Single Caretaker

2-Parent, both adults able to work

2-Parent, one parent unable to work

1

 

 

$265

2

3

 

424

3

4

3

478

4

5

4

531

5

6

5

585

6

7

6

638

7

8

7

691

8

9

8

745

Each Additional Child

$53

 

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