CHILD CARE MANUAL

2010.045.10.20 Income In-Kind/Non-Cash Income

Some income, even though available, is not included in determining monthly gross income.

  1. 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.
  2. The value of the Food Stamp allotment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Rent or mortgage allowances from HUD are not considered income.
  6. Funds withheld from any income source to repay an overpayment either voluntary or involuntary.
  7. Missouri Senior Citizens’ Tax Credit, which is based on individuals who rent or pay property tax, is not considered income.
  8. Mandatory deductions from military pay for education purposes while the individual is enlisted are excluded.