Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1115.035.05 Earned and Standard Income Deductions

IM-#144, October 01, 2020; IM-#149, September 27, 2019, IM-#117, September 8, 2017IM-#60, September 14, 2016IM-#89 September 23, 2015IM-#47 September 10, 2014IM-#80 September 10, 2013IM-#79 September 4, 2012IM-#51 September 2, 2011IM-#58 September 2, 2010,   IM-#62 August 28, 2009IM-#68 September 03, 2008,  IM-#79 August 28, 2007,  IM-#84 August 31, 2006,  IM-#84 August 31, 2006,  IM-#102 September 1, 2005,  IM-#111 October 22, 2004,  IM-#125 September 19, 2003

Earned Income Deduction: Twenty percent (20%) of gross earned income received as compensation for services performed as an employee, income received from self-employment after deducting the self-employment business cost, and monies received as a training allowance is deducted from the EU’s total gross earned income. (This deduction does not apply to workmen’s compensation, strike benefits, or rental income unless such rental income meets the definition of self-employment income.)

Standard Income Deduction: In computing an EU’s total countable income, the appropriate standard deduction is allowed. The standard deduction used depends upon the number of eligible members in the EU. The standard deductions are as follows:

  • 1-3 members $167
  • 4 members $181
  • 5 members $212
  • 6 or more members $243

FAMIS determines the correct standard deduction based on the size of the EU.