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Outside Section 124
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Earned Income Disregard I

SECTION 124.   Said section 110 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(d) The department shall establish levels of assistance that vary according to whether families qualify for the exempt categories of assistance established in subsection (e). Families of comparable size and financial circumstances that are determined to qualify for any such exempt categories of assistance shall be awarded a higher standard of payment than the assistance awarded to families not so qualifying. The lower payment standard shall be 2 per cent below the higher standard. An earnings disregard of 50 per cent of earned income shall be provided to both exempt and nonexempt families, subject to subsection (g). Neither the lower payment standard nor the 50 per cent disregard shall be effective unless the other provision is also effective.