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INCOME OVERPAYMENT RELATING TO BUDGET CYCLE

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

For information on prospective budgeting, see 0022.03.01 (Prospective Budgeting Program Provisions).


MFIP, DWP, SNAP, MSA:

Do not establish overpayments or underpayments for the prospectively budgeted months if you based the assistance issued on the best information available at the time, you applied the correct policy, and there was no client error.

For MFIP, DWP also see 0008.06.15 (Removing or Recalculating Income).


GA:

For lump sum income, follow MFIP. See 0015.60 (Evaluation of Lump Sums), 0017.15.30 (Lump Sum Income).

For all other income:

After a prospective budget month ends, verify the actual income the unit received in the prospective month. If the actual verified income is more or less than the amount you budgeted, cite an overpayment or issue a corrective payment.

When you end a unit's benefits because of income, review income the unit received in the 2 budget months before closing for possible overpayments. Cite an overpayment for each month the net income exceeds the assistance standard. See 0018 (Determining Net Income), 0020 (Net Income Limits), 0020.18 (GA Assistance Standards).


GRH:

If the actual verified income is more or less than the amount you budgeted, cite an overpayment or issue a corrective payment. See 0015.60 (Evaluation of Lump Sums), 0017.15.30 (Lump Sum Income), 0022.15 (Counting Lump Sums as Income).

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