Some income, even though available, is not included in determining monthly gross income.
- In-kind income is to be excluded in determining monthly gross income. In-kind income consists of any commodity, not in the form of cash, which is received by any member of the eligibility unit. An example of income in-kind is meals supplied by an employer to a waitress.
- The value of the Food Stamp allotment.
- The value of supplemental food assistance under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and the special food service programs for children under National School Lunch Act, as amended is excluded.
- Payments made directly to a vendor on behalf of a household member by a health or service agency (such as County Court, Division of Mental Health, etc.) are not considered as income.
- Rent or mortgage allowances from HUD are not considered income.
- Funds withheld from any income source to repay an overpayment either voluntary or involuntary.
- Missouri Senior Citizens’ Tax Credit, which is based on individuals who rent or pay property tax, is not considered income.
- Mandatory deductions from military pay for education purposes while the individual is enlisted are excluded.