Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1115.015.00 Income Exclusions

IM-97 November 29, 2023; IM-27 May 1, 2014; IM-81 August 31, 2006

Excluded income is divided into four categories:

  • excluded earned income
  • excluded unearned income
  • educational income
  • volunteer work

All income is entered into the eligibility system.  The source code assigned to the type of income that is being entered determines if the eligibility system will include or exclude the income.  Use the FAMIS Income Code Chart for more information on source codes.

The following income exclusions do not ordinarily need to be verified, unless, the agency has received inconsistent, unclear, or contradictory information regarding the income on the application, in the case file, or information known by FSD.

Excluded income captured in the case file on the applicant/participant must have a comment or note recorded in the eligibility system stating the reason verification was used or not requested.