Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, ACTING DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE MANUAL UPDATE TO CLARIFY GIFT INCOME AS INCLUDED OR EXCLUDED INCOME
MANUAL REVISION #84
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify staff that clarification was added to policy 0210.015.05 Sources of Earned, Unearned, and Educational Income.
For unearned income source of ‘gifts’ (GF) clarification has been added to reference policy 0210.015.35.50 to determine if the income should be included or excluded based on the amount.
Exclude – If the gift is a small non-recurring cash gift such as those for Christmas, birthdays, and graduations which do not exceed the percentage of need standard for the assistance group in a month. FAMIS will exclude this as income and will not pend for verification.
Include – If the gift is over the percentage of need standard for the assistance group in a month. FAMIS will include this as income and will pend for verification if needed.
- $290 received as a onetime gift in a month for a household of 3 would be excluded since the percentage of need for a household of 3 is $292.
- $500 received as a onetime gift in a month for a household of 4 would be included since the percentage of need for a household of 4 is $342.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.