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SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME FROM FARMING

ISSUE DATE: 06/2017

Farmers are self-employed. They may work full-time, part-time, or as hobby farmers.

Common types of farm income include:

Proceeds from sale of crops, livestock, or products.

Production from livestock.

Income from home-produced food.

Soil conservation payments and other subsidies.

Proceeds from machine rental, including wages to the farmer/operator.

Capital gains. See 0017.15.54 (Capital Gains as Income).


Also see:

0010.18.09

Verifying Self-Employment Income.

0017.15.33.03

Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt.

0022

Budgeting and Benefit Determination.



MFIP, DWP. MSA. GA. GRH:

No provisions.


SNAP:
FOR UNITS WITH FARMING INCOME RESULTING IN A PROFIT:


If the SNAP unit has a farm profit then the unit must select from 1 of the 2 self-employment methods outlined in 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt.).


FOR UNITS WITH FARMING INCOME RESULTING IN A LOSS:


If the SNAP unit has a farm loss, follow the guidance outlined in the SNAP Farm Loss Policy Guide (PDF) to determine the self-employment income for ALL of the unit’s self-employment businesses.

Units which expect to receive less than $1,000 in annual gross income from farming cannot use the farm loss to offset other earned and unearned income, see SNAP Farm Loss Policy Guide (PDF).

Units which expect to receive $1,000 or more annual gross income from farming and experience a farm loss can use the farm loss to offset other earned and unearned income. See the SNAP Farm Loss Policy Guide (PDF).

SNAP units with a farm loss, CANNOT select from the self-employment methods outlined in 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. to Monthly Amt.).

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