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FC Home Programs Inclusions & Exclusions for Determining Family Income

Inclusions & Exclusions for Determining Family Income | Print |
• Any monetary compensation for services, including wages, tips, salary, commissions, or fees before any deductions

• Net receipts from nonfarm self-employment (receipts from a person’s own unincorporated business, professional enterprise, or partnership, after deductions for business expense)

• Net receipts from farm self-employment (receipts from a farm which one operates as an owner, renter, or sharecropper, after deductions for farm operating expenses)

• Regular payments from railroad retirement, strike benefits from union funds, worker’s compensation, and training stipends

• Alimony (excludes one-time property settlements)

• Military family allotments (voluntary/automatic deduction from military member’s pay check which is sent home to family members)

• Financial assistance from outside of the household – regular payments received from non-household members or absent family members (excludes gifts or sporadic assistance)

• Pensions, whether private or government employee (including military retirement pay)

• Regular insurance or annuity payments

• College or university scholarships (not needs-based), grants (excluding Pell grants), fellowships, and assistantships

• Dividends, interest, net rental income, net royalties, periodic receipts from estates or trusts

• Net gambling or lottery winnings

• Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments

• Terminal leave pay, severance pay or a cash out of accrued vacation leave

• Disaster Relief Employment wages

• On-the-Job Training (OJT) wages

Not Included in Family Income

•    Unemployment compensation

•    Strike benefits received from union funds

•    Needs-based scholarship assistance

•    Financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (i.e., Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Federal Work Study)

•    Child support payments

•    Cash welfare payments under a Federal, State or local income based public assistance program (e.g., Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), General Assistance (GA), Emergency Assistance), and non-federally funded general assistance or general relief money payments)

•    Social Security Old Age and Survivors’ Insurance (OASI) benefit payments received under Section 202 of the Social Security Act

•    Foster child care payments

•    Non-cash benefits such as employer-paid or union-paid fringe benefits, food or housing received in lieu of wages

•    Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, school meals, and housing assistance

•    Any assets drawn down as withdrawals from a bank; sale of a home, property or car

•    Capital gains

•    Income earned while on active military duty and certain other veterans’ benefits (i.e., compensation for service-connected disability, family compensation for service-connected death, vocational rehabilitation, and educational assistance)

•    Allowances received while serving on active duty (cost of living, overseas cost of living, clothing, dislocation, housing, overseas housing, travel, per diem, and subsistence)

•    Tax refunds, gifts, loans, IRA withdrawals, lump-sum inheritances, one-time insurance payments, or compensation for injury

•    Allowances, earnings and payments to individuals participating in WIA programs (except On-the Job Training wages)

•    Job Corps payments

•    Stipends received in the following programs: VISTA, Peace Corps, Foster Grandparents Program, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Americorps Program

•    National Flood Insurance payments

•    The value of food and fuel produced and consumed on farms

•    The imputed value of rent from owner occupied non-farm or farm housing

•    Black Lung payments received under the Benefits Reform Act of 1977

Note: When a federal statute specifically provides that income or payments received under such statute shall be excluded in determining eligibility for the level of benefits received under any other federal statute, such income or payments shall be excluded in WIA eligibility determination.

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