Family Healthcare (FAMIS) Manual – Table of Contents

0905.012.60.05 Sources of Earned and Unearned Income

IM-#29 April 8, 2010,  IM-#88 December 23, 2009

Enter the income information on the Income (FMX0) and Income Amount (FMX3) screens. The income type code is EI (earned income) or UI (unearned income). The income source code follows each income in parenthesis. Refer to the FAMIS Income Code Chart for more information. Record a comment as outlined in the FAMIS Comments Quick Reference Chart .

13 CSR 40-2.050 defines earned income as income in cash or kind currently earned as wages, salary, commissions, or profits from any business in which the participant engages as a self-employed person or employee, with responsibilities that require his/her continuing activity. Possible sources of EARNED INCOME include but are not limited to:

  1. Wages(WA) (including the amount of any garnishment);
  2. Tips (TI);
  3. Boarders or lodgers(RB);
  4. Income or earnings from self-employment (SE), sale of plasma (BP), sale of business products, child care self employment (CC), and self employment from sale of farm or garden products(FA/FM);
  5. Compensation in lieu of wages (CL), such as working off the rent;
  6. Americorps*NCCC stipends (AE) (See Excluded Income for Americorps income excluded) ; and
  7. Rental property (RE);

Possible sources of UNEARNED INCOME include but are not limited to:

  1. Child Support or Alimony payments including the following:
    • child support (CS) – this is income to the child for whom the payment is made if the child is in the EU;
    • child support arrearages (CA) – this is income to the child for whom the payment is made if the child is in the EU;
    • child support payments paid for someone outside the home (CR);
    • alimony (AL); and
    • alimony arrearages (AR).
  2. Interest Income (IN);
  3. Property rental (RN);
  4. Income from stocks, bonds, investments (DI), trusts (TR);
  5. Benefits received under Social Security Programs, such as Social Security Disability or Social Security Retirement (SS) or SSI (SI);
  6. Veteran’s benefits (VA), compensation, and allowances;
  7. Worker’s compensation awards (WC);
  8. Retirement pensions from industry (UF);
  9. UC payments (UC or UO);
  10. Annuities (AN);
  11. Allowances and allotments from members of the armed forces (AA);
  12. Railroad retirement benefits (RR);
  13. Contributions from relatives, friends, churches, clubs, etc., MADE DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY (CO);
  14. Real or personal property when sold on a time payment plan. The unpaid balance does not cause ineligibility. Consider the down payment (if any) as cash, but include time payments as income;
  15. Aliens with sponsors (AC). Income received from sponsors is to be counted in its entirety;
  16. Grants and scholarships for graduate students available for living expenses (grants and scholarships minus school expenses). This does not apply to undergraduate students. (Refer to Section 0905.012.75.25 );
  17. Allotments including:
    • Military Allotments (AA);
    • Community Spouse Allotments (A2);
    • Minor/Dependent Allotments (A3); and
    • Minor Living Outside Household Allotments (A4).
  18. Temporary Assistance (C1C6);
  19. Blind Pension (B1);
  20. SAB (F1);
  21. Refugee Cash Assistance (RF);
  22. PTD State Supplemental Payment (E1);
  23. OAA State Supplemental Payment (A1);
  24. Supplemental Nursing Care (N1);
  25. Welfare payments from another state (WS);
  26. Agent Orange Veteran�s benefits (AV);
  27. Black Lung benefits (BL);
  28. Payments held in trust by Secretary of Interior for Indians (PS);
  29. Vocational Rehabilitation payments for child care compensation (VF);
  30. Vocational Rehabilitation payments not for child care compensation (VR);
  31. Military Retirement (MR);
  32. Disability benefit (DB);
  33. Strike benefits (SB);
  34. Severance payments received from an employer when an employee�s job is terminated (SV);
  35. Subsidized employment( SU);
  36. Foster Care payments (FC);
  37. Adoption Subsidy Payments (AS);
  38. Guardianship Subsidy payments(GS);
  39. Cash gifts (GF);
  40. Lottery/Gambling income (LO);
  41. Incentive payments to encourage activity (IP);
  42. Representative Payee payments not given to the beneficiary (RH);
  43. Reimbursements for living expenses (RL);
  44. Notes receivable (NR);
  45. Non Bona Fide Loans (NB); and
  46. Nursing home Insurance income (NI).