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EARNED INCOME

ISSUE DATE: 11/2016

Earned income is income the client receives in exchange for work, service, effort, or labor. See EARNED INCOME in 0002.19 (Glossary: Early...). Also see 0017 (Determining Gross Income), 0017.12 (Determining if Income Is Earned or Unearned).

Earned income must be in return for, or as a result of, legal activity.

Earned income means cash or in-kind income from:

Wages.

Salary.

Commissions.

Bonuses.

Tips.

Gratuities.

Employment activities.

Self-employment activities. Also see 0017.15.33 (Self-Employment Income).

An employer for payment of regularly accrued vacation leave or sick time.

An employer for severance pay based on accrued leave time.

Training, service, and rehabilitation programs at a rate at or greater than the state’s minimum wage.

Royalties.

Honoraria.



MFIP, DWP,GA:

Follow general provisions.

For how to count military income, see 0017.15.93 (Military Income).


SNAP:

Follow general provisions.

For how to count military income, see 0017.15.93 (Military Income).

In addition, earned income also includes:

Jury duty pay.

Picket duty pay.

Blood and plasma sales.



MSA:

For SSI recipients no action is required.

For non-SSI recipients follow general provisions.

For how to count military income, see 0017.15.93 (Military Income).


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, or disabled clients.

Follow GA for all other adults.

For how to count military income, see 0017.15.93 (Military Income).

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