Food Stamps

1115.020.05.05 Actual Income

IM-#50 August 8, 2018IM-#27 May 1, 2014IM-#13  February 7, 2002

Actual income is budgeted in a month which contains a pay period of no or zero income and when income starts or stops during the month. This may also occur when the person is off work or on leave without pay for any part of the month.

  • For an application, budget income which will not continue as actual income for the month of receipt.
    EXAMPLE: An individual applies June 14. The applicant was terminated from employment June 13. The applicant received two paychecks in June; one June 7 for $150 and one June 14 for $120. Budget $270 income for June.
  • For income which starts while an application is pending, budget actual income in the month in which the income starts. Project income for the following months.
    EXAMPLE: An individual applies June 7 and is correctly screened as non-expedited. On June 14, the applicant begins receiving stable earned income of $75 per week.  The applicant will receive two checks in June. Budget actual income received for June.  Project stable income of $75 per week x 4.333 for July and later months.
  • Also use actual income in a month in which an entire pay period is missed but the employment situation remains unchanged.An individual applies June 21. The applicant is paid weekly. She missed an entire week of work and received no pay the week of June 21. Earnings for the month of June (four potential paydays) are as follows: 6-7( $115.00), 6-14 ($105.00), 6-21 ($0.00), 6-28 ($95.00). Budget $315.00 income for June. Determine with the applicant the income to project for July and later months.