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#11-14-ELI: Budgeting Earned Income On Cash Assistance Cases
(This Policy Directive Replaces PD #00-09, PD #01-32R, PD #01-39-ELI, and PB #03-85-ELI)
All earned income must be verified and budgeted against the needs of the applicant's/participant's household.

A report of initial or increased earned income made more than 10 days after its receipt is not considered to be timely. In addition, if the income is reported less than 10 days prior to the end of the month, it is not considered timely reporting for the following month.

Failure to report new or increased earned income timely can result in a recoupment and/or Food Stamp (FS) claim as well as the loss of the income disregards for the period of overpayment. Income received from employment programs under Title V of the Older Americans Act: Senior Community Service Employment Programs (SCSEP), such as Easter Seals, is not exempt for Cash Assistance (CA) or Medicaid purposes, and should be budgeted as earned income. These earnings are exempt for FS purposes, and income should be excluded.


Created: 5/4/2011
Updated: 7/11/2011