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WHEN NOT TO BUDGET INCOME IN RETRO. CASES

ISSUE DATE: 08/2017

This section tells when not to budget income retrospectively in a case which stays in the retrospective cycle. For when to switch a case from a retrospective to a prospective cycle, see 0022.09 (When to Switch Budget Cycles - Cash), 0022.09.03 (When to Switch Budget Cycles - SNAP).

See NON-RECURRING INCOME in 0002.45 (Glossary: Netherlands' Act...).


MFIP:

Do not retrospectively budget non-recurring income that does not continue into the corresponding payment month if you budgeted it in the prospective month.

Do not budget a person's income when:

The person was a unit member or financially responsible person who left the home and whose needs you removed from the assistance standard. Stop counting the person's income the same month you remove the person's needs. Continue to count the income of people who meet temporary absence criteria. See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence).

You remove the person from the unit for not meeting minor child requirements. See 0013 (Basis of Eligibility), 0020 (Net Income Limits). Stop counting the person's income when you remove the person's needs from the benefit.

If you remove a child's needs for not providing Social Security number verification and the child is a mandatory member of the unit, continue to count the child's income. See 0012.03 (Providing/Applying for an SSN), 0014.03 (Determining the Assistance Unit), 0014.03.03 (Determining the Cash Assistance Unit), 0020 (Net Income Limits).

The income is from a person who ceases to have financial responsibility for a unit member. Stop counting the income in the month after the month financial responsibility ends.

The person is a unit member who starts to get SSI. Count the member's income only through the person's last month on MFIP.

The person is a child or a caregiver under 20 without student status in the budget month who gains student status in the payment month. For example, the child gains student status on March 1st. Do not budget the child's January income toward the March grant. See 0017.15.15 (Income of Minor Child/Caregiver Under 20).

It is non-recurring income which you budgeted in the initial prospective months. If a 3- or 5-paycheck month caused a suspension in a prospective month, treat the 3rd or 5th paycheck as non-recurring income. See 0022.18 (Suspensions).



DWP, MSA, GRH:

No provisions.


SNAP:

The following provisions ONLY apply to Uncle Harry Food Support (UHFS) units.

Do not retrospectively budget non-recurring income if you budgeted it in the initial prospective months. If a 3- or 5-paycheck month caused a suspension in a prospective month, treat the 3rd or 5th paycheck as non-recurring income. See 0022.18 (Suspensions).

Do not retrospectively budget a person's income when:

A unit member or financially responsible person leaves the home and you do not include the person in the unit size. Remove that person and stop counting the income effective the month after the month you no longer include the person in the unit size. Unless exempted under 0017.15.06 (Assistance Payments Income), continue to budget the income of people granted temporary absence under GA. Continue budgeting in the ordinary budget cycle as long as they are temporarily absent. See 0016 (Income From People Not in the Unit). If that person joins another unit, retrospectively budget income for the new unit EXCEPT for any income that is from a terminated source.

The income is from a person who ceases to have financial responsibility for a unit member. Stop counting the income in the month after the month financial responsibility ends. See 0011.03.15 (Non-Citizens - LPR With Sponsors).

The person is a unit member who gains separate unit status, and you remove the person from the unit. Stop counting the income in the 1st payment month the person gains separate unit status.

A person joins a unit and you budget the person prospectively for the 1st 2 months, even though that person previously provided income to the household on an ongoing basis.

The person is applying for cash assistance and received income in the SNAP budget month from a source that terminated before the payment month.

The person is getting cash assistance and

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Received income in the budget month from a source which terminated before the payment month.

AND

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The loss of income resulted in the client getting more cash assistance than the client would otherwise have received.

AND

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The unit reported the change on the HRF, CAF, or Change Report Form in time for you to process this change for the cash assistance grant for the payment month.



GA:

Do not retrospectively budget non-recurring income that does not continue into the corresponding payment month if you budgeted it in the prospective month.

Do not budget a person's income when:

The person was a unit member or financially responsible person who left the home and whose needs you removed from the assistance standard. Stop counting the person's income the same month their needs are no longer considered. Continue to count the income of temporarily absent people. See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence).

The income is from a person who ceases to have financial responsibility for a unit member. Stop counting the income in the month after the month financial responsibility ends.

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