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INCOME OF MINOR CHILD/CAREGIVER UNDER 20

ISSUE DATE: 10/2016

Do not count certain income from Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs. See 0017.15.18 (Employment, Training, and National Service Program Income).

Also see 0008.06.18 (Change in Participant's Age) for how to budget income when a child's age changes.


MFIP:

Do not count:

Earned income of a minor child under age 6.

Earned income of a minor child age 6 or older who is enrolled full-time in an approved school.

Earned income of a caregiver under 20 who is enrolled at least half-time in an approved school.


Count earned income of a minor child enrolled in an on-line school or on-line GED program that is not approved by the MN Dept. of Education, refer to the local school district determine the program’s legitimacy.

Count all unearned income of a minor child or minor caregiver unless not counted under another provision. For information on child support income, see 0017.15.03 (Child and Spousal Support Income).


DWP:

Follow MFIP. After the initial DWP determination, do not count any unanticipated income the unit may receive.


SNAP:

Exclude all earned income of an elementary, secondary, or GED student if the student is in school at least half-time, is under age 18, AND is:

A child, stepchild, or foster child of a unit member.

OR

Under the parental control of a unit member.


See 0010.18 (Mandatory Verifications) for information about earned income verification of a student who is under age 18 and is working.

See 0010.18.02 (Mandatory Verifications - SNAP) for information about school attendance verification requirements.

Count all unearned income of a minor child unless excluded under another provision.


MSA, GA, GRH:

Count all income of a minor child unless not counted under another provision.

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