Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star CALCULATING FAMILY INCOME Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star

Included Income

  • Gross Earnings and Wages
  • Net earnings from self-employment
  • Retirement benefits (not including regular social security payments)
  • Taxable capital gains, dividends and interest
  • Rental income
  • Income from estates and trust funds
  • Workers compensation, and death benefits.
  • Disability payments including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments

Excluded Income

  • Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP benefits, school meals, and housing assistance
  • Monthly monetary allowances provided to or for children of Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects
  • Needs-based educational scholarships, grants, and loans; including financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act--Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants, Federal Work Study Program, PLUS, Stafford loans, and Perkins loans
  • Individual Development Account (IDA) withdrawals for the purchase of a home, medical expenses, or educational expenses
  • One-time cash payments,; including tax refunds, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Advanced EITC, one-time insurance payments, gifts, and lump sum inheritances
  • VISTA and AmeriCorps living allowances and stipends
  • Noncash or in-kind benefits such as employer-paid fringe benefits, food, or housing received in lieu of wages
  • Foster care payments and adoption assistance
  • Special military pay or allowances, including subsistence allowances, housing allowances, family separation allowances, or special allowances for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger
  • Income from a child in the household between 14 and 19 years of age who is attending school
  • Early withdrawals from qualified retirement accounts specified as hardship withdrawals as classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Child support payments
  • Cash assistance payments, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Refugee Cash Assistance, general assistance, emergency assistance, and general relief
  • Onetime income received in lieu of TANF cash assistance
  • Income earned by a veteran while on active military duty and certain other veterans' benefits, such as compensation for service-connected death, vocational rehabilitation, and education assistance
  • Regular payments from Social Security, such as Old-Age, and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund
  • Lump sum payments received as assets in the sale of a house, in which the assets are to be reinvested in the purchases of a new home (consistent with IRS guidance)
  • Payments received as the result of an automobile accident insurance settlement that are being applied to the repair or replacement of an automobile
  • Any income sources specifically excluded by federal law or regulation

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