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ASSETS - PAYMENTS UNDER FEDERAL LAW

ISSUE DATE: 02/2017

Do not count the following federal payments as assets for all programs:

Initial Refugee Resettlement Funds. See INITIAL REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT FUNDS in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent…). Also see 0030.01 (Local Resettlement Agencies).

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments.

Payments for tribal land claim settlements listed in 0017.15.09 (Income From Tribal Payments).

Benefits from the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

Reimbursements from the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policy Act of 1970. See 0015.27 (Assets - Income) for treatment of relocation assistance from state or local governments.

Payments received from youth incentive entitlement projects, youth community conservation and improvement projects.

Reparation payments to Aleut people and people of Japanese ancestry under Public Law 100-383.

Agent Orange payments to veterans and their dependents.

Payments made under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (Public Law 101-426).

Payments made by federal agencies under a presidential declaration of disaster including, but not limited to, individual and family grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). See 0015.27 (Assets - Income) for other disaster payments which may be not counted.

Funds, including accrued interest, deposited in Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) through The Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM) Program.

EXCEPTION:

Payments made to American Indians under Cobell v Salazar (Public Law 111-291) are not counted for 1 year from the date of receipt. Count payments as an asset after this 1 year period expires. See 0017.15.09 (Income From Tribal Payments).



MFIP, DWP:

Do not count the funds listed in the general provisions as long as the client holds them in a separate account from any counted funds.

Do not count all benefits and payments received by participants in all AmeriCorps programs. For more information on AmeriCorps programs, see 0017.15.78 (National and Community Service Programs).

Do not count all benefits and payments provided by Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America payments as an asset. For more information, see 0017.15.78 (National and Community Service Programs).

See 0017.15.78 (National and Community Service Programs) for information on how to treat the income of civil service employees.

Do not count Title VII, Nutrition Program for the Elderly funds.

Do not count VA benefits awarded to children of Vietnam veterans, regardless of their age or marital status, for a covered birth defect identified by the VA as associated with the service of these veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam from 2-28-61 through 5-7-75 and performed active military service.


SNAP:

Exclude the funds listed in the general provisions for the entire time the client holds them in a separate account from any non-excluded funds. If the client combines excluded funds with non-excluded funds, continue the exclusion for 6 months from the date the client combines the funds.

Also exclude AmeriCorps VISTA (formerly known as VISTA) payments to volunteers (not permanent staff salaries) if the volunteers were AFDC (when AFDC existed), SSI, or SNAP participants before they joined VISTA.

Exclude earned income credits received before 1-1-80 as a result of Public Law 95-600. See 0015.27 (Assets - Income) for information on current earned income credits.

Exclude VA benefits awarded to children of Vietnam veterans, regardless of their age or marital status, for a covered birth defect identified by the VA as associated with the service of these veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam from 2-28-61 through 5-7-75 and performed active military service.


MSA:

Do not count the funds listed in the general provisions as long as the client holds them in a separate account from counted funds.

Do not count AmeriCorps VISTA (formerly known as VISTA) payments made to volunteers (not permanent staff salaries) as long as the client holds them in a separate account from counted funds.


GA:

Do not count the funds listed in the general provisions as long as the client holds them in a separate account from any counted funds.

Do not count AmeriCorps (formerly known as VISTA) educational awards made to volunteers (not permanent staff salaries) for grants, scholarships and fellowships if the client holds them in a separate account from counted funds.

Do not count Title VII Nutrition Program for the Elderly funds.


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, or disabled clients. Follow GA for all other adults.

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