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OLDER AMERICANS ACT

ISSUE DATE: 10/2016

Benefits provided under most titles of the Older Americans Act are in the form of in-kind services, such as meals to seniors. See 0017.15.24 (In-Kind Income) for the treatment of this type of income.

Title V of the Older Americans Act is the Community Service Employment Program which pays wages to seniors. Follow the specific program provisions below for treatment of this income. See TEMP Manual TE02.08.010 (Experience Works Income).


MFIP, MSA, GA, GRH:

Count as earned income, wages paid to participants in programs carried out under the Community Service Employment Program (Title V of the Older Americans Act), which includes the Experience Works program and the Senior Aides Program only if the income and payments meet or exceed the state’s minimum wage.


DWP:

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


SNAP:

Exclude income paid to participants in programs carried out under the Community Service Employment Program (Title V of the Older Americans Act), which includes the Experience Works program and the Senior Aides Program.

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