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Follow the procedures in this section for considering income when:
A person starts to have income.
A person who has income is added to the unit or household.
A person becomes financially responsible.
To add a person's needs to the unit or household, see 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash), 0008.06.07 (Adding a Person to the Unit - SNAP).
Some programs have special provisions for adding the income of a stepparent or a non-custodial parent who returns to the home. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash), 0008.06.07 (Adding a Person to the Unit - SNAP), 0016.09 (Income From Ineligible Stepparents), 0016.15 (Income From Ineligible Parents).
To determine which budgeting method to use when adding a person's income, see 0022.03 (How and When to Use Prospective Budgeting), 0022.06 (How and When to Use Retrospective Budgeting), 0022.09 (When to Switch Budget Cycles - Cash), 0022.09.03 (When to Switch Budget Cycles - SNAP). To determine when not to budget income in retrospective cases, see 0022.06.03 (When Not to Budget Income in Retro. Cases).
Also see 0017.15.36.03 (When to Budget Student Financial Aid).
Count the income of a person required to be included in the unit for the entire month that the person moves into the home. See 0014.03 (Determining the Assistance Unit), 0014.03.03 (Determining the Cash Assistance Unit).
Count the income of an optional person added to the unit from the 1st of the month you add the person's needs. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash).
Count the income of other people whose income is considered following the subsections of this section. See 0008.06.12.09 (Converting a Pregnant Woman Case).
Follow MFIP EXCEPT reference to optional members does not apply.
Recalculate benefits and approve new results if you are adding income of a person who is being added to a household. See 0022.12 (How to Calc. Benefit Level- MFIP/WB/DWP/GA).
Add a person's income the same month you add the person's needs to the unit. See 0008.06.07 (Adding a Person to the Unit - SNAP), 0008.06.18 (Change in Participant's Age). See 0022.06.03 (When Not to Budget Income in Retro. Cases) for EXCEPTIONS to this requirement.
Add a client's income the month the client begins to receive it. Add a financially responsible person's income the month the person becomes financially responsible. See 0016 (Income From People Not in the Unit).
When adding the income of a person added to the unit, or a person who is financially responsible, count the income prospectively from the date the person enters the home. Allow all the appropriate deductions. The amount remaining is the income available to the unit. Compare the sum of the available income and the benefits already issued for the month to the standard of need for the unit size. Issue a corrective payment or determine an overpayment, as appropriate. See 0016 (Income From People Not in the Unit), 0020.18 (GA Assistance Standards), 0024 (Payments).
Add a client’s income the month a client begins to receive it.
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Updated: 6/19/13 8:33 AM