DSHS looks at the income you expect to get in the following month to figure out how much TANF benefits they will give you that month. DSHS can count only half of your earnings before deductions (gross income) against your TANF grant. DSHS subtracts your countable income from the amount of your regular grant.
Example: for a family of 3 with anticipated gross earnings of $1,000 in April:
$1,000 gross earnings expected in April
x .5 50% of gross income counted
= $500 countable income for April
$569 regular grant
− 500 countable income for April
= $69 grant provided in April