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ISSUE DATE: 10/2016

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Exclude income from the following sources:

Gate money received by an applicant/recipient released from a penal institution. Also see 0015.27 (Assets - Income).

Children’s Nutrition Act.

Initial refugee resettlement funds.

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

Benefits from the National School Lunch Act. For self-employment cases that are not able to use the Simplified Self-Employment calculations, count payments from the Child Care Food Program to providers.

Benefits from the State Food Programs. See 0029.07.03 (State Food Programs).

Loans which the client has a written agreement to repay, EXCEPT some programs count student loans. See 0017.15.36 (Student Financial Aid Income). Before loans with a repayment agreement can be excluded, obtain a Gift or Loan Statement (DHS-2808) (PDF) or a loan repayment agreement signed by both parties.

Reverse mortgages.

Most income from American Indian tribal land settlements and some income from interest in tribal trust and other restricted Indian lands. See 0017.15.09 (Income From Tribal Payments).

Payments from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Amounts a client receives which are related to shared living expenses and are solely to pay a portion of another person’s living expense. The client may not own the home, make a profit, or provide any services in exchange for the income. An example is the amount the client receives from a roommate to forward to the landlord.

Payments by the vocational rehabilitation program administered by the state, EXCEPT those payments that are for current living expenses.

Relocation Assistance for displaced persons under Title II of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, the Housing and Redevelopment Act of 1965, or the Housing Act of 1965.

Refunds or rebates from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for excess rents charged.

Security deposit refunds for rent and utility deposit refunds, whether paid by the client, EGA, the former Emergency Assistance program, or out of the Consolidated Fund.

Trade Adjustment Act of 1974.

War reparations payments to Japanese-Americans and Aleuts under Public Law 100-383.

Cash from the sale of the client’s property or assets, regardless of whether the asset was excluded. This does not apply to some business capital gains. See 0017.15.54 (Capital Gains as Income). For instruction on treating cash from the sale of property as assets, see 0015.27 (Assets - Income), 0015.60 (Evaluation of Lump Sums).

Payments to replace personal or real property made by public agencies, issued by insurance companies, awarded by a court, or solicited through public appeal. See 0017.15.30 (Lump Sum Income).

Payments to veterans or their dependents made as a result of legal settlements between veterans and manufacturers of Agent Orange or other chemical agents.

Payments received and used for care and maintenance of a 3rd-party beneficiary who is not a household member. If the payment is intended for both household and non-household members and you cannot determine portions, prorate among the beneficiaries and exclude the non-household members’ pro rata share.

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

Mandatory salary reduction amounts for military service personnel which are used to fund the G.I. Bill (Public Law 99 576).

Payments from the Consumer Support Grant (CSG) program when placed in a CSG account. NOTE: When funds from the CSG account are used as wages to pay for care of the CSG beneficiary, they are considered earned income to the person providing the care and are not excluded under the CSG exclusion provision. See 0029.03.09 (Consumer Support Grant Program).

Income that is otherwise specifically excluded by federal or state law or federal regulations.

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.

Combat or Hazard Duty pay received by military personnel who would otherwise be mandatory assistance unit members if they were not serving in a designated Combat Zone. See 0017.15.93 (Military Income), TEMP Manual TE02.10.90 (Military Families Receiving FS, MFIP or DWP), TE02.10.92 (Designated Combat Zones).

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

One time payments made to certain World War II veterans or their surviving spouse under the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation (FVEC) Fund. See 0015.27 (Assets - Income) for asset information.

Payments from the Crime Victims Compensation Program, known as the Crime Victims Reparations Board in Minnesota.

One time payments or allowances made under federal or state law for the costs of weatherization or for emergency repair or replacement of an unsafe or inoperative furnace or other heating or cooling device.

Tax refunds, credits, and rebates. Tax refunds include federal and state withholding refunds and homeowner/renter property tax refunds.

Tax credits. Tax credits include Earned Income Credit (EIC), Federal Child Care Credit, Minnesota Working Family Credit.

Non-recurring income of less than $30 in a calendar quarter.

See 0015.27 (Assets - Income) for treatment of tax refunds and credits as assets.

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