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Reged: 03/08/12
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Loc: Reno NV
Ryan White Eligibility-question.
      #270991 - 03/07/13 05:17 PM

So when I joined the program all the rules are pretty clear and I qualified everytime.

Now I've hit a snag, I've got a promotion at work (nothing big, just food server) and I'll be making more in tips...but less hourly. When I go to my Meetings to re-apply are they going to make me pay more money?!

I always pay what I can so its not a problem with me...but anyone working in the food industry knows, the money is either there or its not! I was wondering if they can make assumptions to how much you make in tips with no proof!

Anything helps!

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Reged: 12/25/11
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Loc: Jersey Shore
Re: Ryan White Eligibility-question. new
      #270997 - 03/07/13 09:09 PM

I would just tell them as you said here, it's basically making the same money as you were before. Tip amounts cannot be assumed. The fact that you get less in pay but with tips its all about the same. And it's an honest approach which in the long run is a good thing. Have you also filed for ADDAP?

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Reged: 06/18/09
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Loc: Georgia
Re: Ryan White Eligibility-question. new
      #271064 - 03/10/13 02:44 AM

With co=pays it's not usually "When you make $10 more you pay $1 more". Co-pays are based on a wider range of income of several hundred dollars. The majority of programs have a pre-set co-pay amount. If you qualify for the program you pay whatever they've decided the co-pay is. Unless you have a big money difference in income you're co-payments should be the same or nearly the same as before.

As a food server (did it for many years myself) you have to declare a percentage of your sales as income. Whatever you declare for the restaurant should also be declared for the paperwork you fill out for Ryan White. If you're unsure of the amount check with whoever handles your paycheck. We each used to have a booklet we'd fill in nightly with declared income from tips. This way when we went to file our taxes the next year there was no question about the amount.

Speak with your case manager (the very nice person who handles your re-enrollment for Ryan White) if you have questions. I can't imagine you'd be the first person with them.

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