804 A.2d 144 (2002)

Shirley FRANKS, Petitioner, v. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE, Respondent.

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Decided August 1, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John S. Whitelaw, Philadelphia, for petitioner.

Cynthia A. Fillman, Harrisburg, for respondent.

Before LEADBETTER, Judge, SIMPSON, Judge, McCLOSKEY, Senior Judge.


Petitioner Shirley Franks (Franks) appeals from a Department of Public Welfare (DPW) order, which affirmed the hearing officer's order to discontinue Franks' Medical Assistance benefits (MA) under the Healthy Horizons Program (Program).1 The issue presented to this court is whether bank fees are allowable deductions from unearned income in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Program. After...

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