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CONVERTING INCOME TO MONTHLY AMOUNTS

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Also see 0017.15.33 (Self-Employment Income), 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt), 0017.15.33.24 (Self-Employment Income From Farming).

Convert all counted income into monthly amounts to determine eligibility and benefit level, including tribal per capita payments from casinos not received monthly. See 0022 (Budgeting and Benefit Determination).

If the unit receives income on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, use the exact income received or considered available for the month. For prospectively budgeted units, anticipate the monthly income if the exact income is unknown. Base the estimate on past income, while considering circumstances that might affect the prospective month's income. See 0017.03 (Available or Unavailable Income).

Average student income and some self-employment income over the number of months the client earned it or the period the income covers. See 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt), 0017.15.36.03 (When to Budget Student Financial Aid).


MFIP, DWP, MSA, GA, GRH:

EXCEPT for RSDI, use actual dollars and cents to calculate monthly gross income. Also see 0017.15.45 (Income From RSDI and SSI).

Average income paid in advance over the months it is intended to cover.

If a person receives income on a contractual basis, average the income over the period of the contract. This applies even if the person receives the payments within a shorter period.

Special provisions apply to counting self-employment income. See 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt).

For information on lump sums, see 0017.15.30 (Lump Sum Income).


SNAP:

EXCEPT for RSDI, use actual dollars and cents to calculate monthly gross income. Round the final amount to the nearest dollar. See 0017.15.45 (Income From RSDI and SSI).

If a unit member is on a yearly contract but receives income over a period shorter than a year, average the income over 12 months. This does not apply if the client receives the income on an hourly or piecework basis.

If a unit member is on contract for less than 1 year, average the income over the months the contract covers.

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