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Definition of Income

Unearned Income

Revised:

20.15

INCOME OF EXCLUDED OR INELIGIBLE MEMBERS

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1240-1-4-.14(2)(k)

1.      Ineligible Aliens, Individuals Whose Citizenship is Questionable, and Individuals Disqualified for Failure to Comply with Enumeration:

 

Continue to count earned and unearned income of such members as income to the remaining household members, less a pro rata share for the excluded individual.

 

Note:†† When considering SSA, SSI, and/or VA monies paid to an excluded household member on behalf of eligible household members, continue to count the entire income as available to the eligible household members. If the income is considered as belonging to the excluded payee, count it as available to the eligible HH members, less a pro rata share for the excluded member.

 

When considering child support payments, if the support is paid to the excluded HH member for the support of children who are eligible HH members, count it as available to the children, if the children are identified in the court order.

 

If the court order does not stipulate for which children the child support is being paid, consider the income as belonging to the excluded payee, and not the children. Thus, all but the excluded individualís pro rata share would be counted as income to the eligible members.

2.      Individuals Disqualified for Intentional Program Violations

 

Count earned and unearned income of such members in their entirety to the remaining household members.

 

3.      Convicted of Trafficking in Food Stamps of $500 or More (11/1/96); Second Violation of a Finding by a Federal, State or local Court of Trading of Coupons for a Controlled Substance (11/1/96); First Violation Based Upon a Finding by a Federal, State or local Court of the Trading of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives for Coupons (11/1/96); Fleeing Felon or a Probation/Parole Violator (11/1/96); or Convicted (under Federal or State Law) of a Felony Which Occurred on or after 8-22-96 Which has an Element the Possession, Use, or Distribution of a Controlled Substance (7/1/97).

 

Count earned and unearned income of such members in their entirety to the remaining household members.

 

Glossary of Terms

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