Sample Letter Appealing Earned Income Disallowance

Letter from someone who requested an Earned Income Disallowance and housing worker turned them down or said “not possible.”

“Dear so-and-so,

I am writing to appeal your decision to deny my request for an Earned Income Disallowance for a person with disabilities.

I believe I qualify for an Earned Income Disallowance in accordance with HUD policy 24 CFR ยง 5.617. I am requesting that this exclusion be applied to my case.

In addition, I am requesting that this disallowance be applied to my case back to the date I first reported returning to work. If my case was incorrectly calculated at that time, I am requesting that any overpayment of tenant portion of rent be returned to me.

Please provide me with information on how I can appeal your decision.