Department of Human Services

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Payments/Benefits Excluded In Eligibility Determination

Revised: 

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AMERICORPS

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(a)   AmeriCorps On-The-Job Training Program

 

Earnings for AmeriCorps on-the-job training programs are excluded only for individuals under age 19 who are under the parental control of an adult household member.

 

(b)   AmeriCorps VISTA

 

All VISTA income is authorized under Domestic Volunteer Services Act. This would be treated like other VISTA income.

 

1.   Payments through VISTA will be excluded for those individuals receiving Families First or Food Stamps at the time he/she joined the program. Temporary interruptions in the Food Stamp Program shall not alter the exclusion once the initial determination has been made.

 

2.   New applicants who were not receiving Families First or Food Stamps at the time he/she joined VISTA shall have these payments included as earned income which would be subject to the earned income deduction.

 

(c)    Other AmeriCorps Programs

 

All income (earned or unearned) from other AmeriCorps Programs is excluded.

 

 

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