1600.010.00 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1600.010.15.20 Income Exclusions (GTBH)

IM-40 May 1, 2012

Exclude, as income, any of the following:

  1. Department of Mental Health Funds (DMH).
  2. Compensation received under the Federal Older Americans Volunteer Program (OA) – Section 611 of Title VI of Public Law 93-29 dated May 3, 1973, (also called the “Foster Grandparent” and Older Americans Community Service Program) excludes any income received under this program by the individual volunteers, age 60 or over, from being considered on the budget.
  3. Any payments for supportive services or reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses made to individual volunteers, grandparents, senior health aides, or senior companions, and to persons serving in the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and Active Corps of Executives (ACE) and any other programs under Title II and III of the Domestic Volunteer Services Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-113).
  4. Vocational Rehabilitation Payments(VR/VF) – Payments made for maintenance, transportation, tuition, fees, etc., in connection with a participant participating in training or school attendance subsidized by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  5. Loans or grants to an undergraduate student(NA, N4) for educational purposes made or insured under any program administered by the Commissioner of Education. This includes the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants Program (BEOG), Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), National Direct Student Loans (NDSL) and Guaranteed Student Loans and PELL grants.
  6. Veterans Education Assistance (VE/VC) – Exclude as income that portion of a Veterans Educational Assistance payment that is for the “student” and that is actually used for items such as tuition, books, fees, equipment, transportation for school purposes, child care services necessary for school attendance, etc.
  7. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance(EA) payments made under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, are not considered as income.
  8. Certain Home Energy Assistance payments made on or after October 1, 1983, by energy suppliers or private nonprofit organizations are excluded. “Home energy assistance” is defined as any assistance that is related to home energy, except food or clothing.Exclude the payment as income if is made in cash or in-kind by:
    • a supplier of home heating gas or oil; or
    • a municipal utility providing home energy; or
    • an entity whose revenues are primarily derived on a rate-of-return basis regulated by a State of Federal governmental body;

    If the payment is made in-kind by a private nonprofit organization, exclude the payment as income. Consider cash payments made by private nonprofit organizations as income.

  9. Agent Orange Settlement Payments (AV)
  10. Missouri Family Trust Fund (PM) – Exclude payments from the Missouri Family Trust Fund made on behalf of a beneficiary who is an applicant/participant of GTBH.
  11. Temporary Assistance cash grant (C1-C6)
  12. Bona Fide Loans (BF) – refer to Section 0205.005.30.40 of the Temporary Assistance manual.
  13. Ricky Ray Hemophilia Fund(RI) – refer to Section 0905.012.75.12 of the Family Healthcare manual.
  14. PASS Account: Money SSI participants set aside under an approved plan for achieving self-support (PASS)(PA). SSA must approve the written plan.
  15. The allowance provided to children of Vietnam veterans (including adult children) who were born with the congenital defect spina bifida (SP).
  16. Supportive service payments, stipends (a payment received while participating in a training program), and needs related payments from WIA program(s) (J7).
  17. WIA work experience payments(J2).
  18. Any portion of a veteran’s pension (VA)designated for Aid and Attendance. In FAMIS enter the full amount of the VA Pension including the Aid and Attendance Pension, as “UI – Unearned Income”, source “VA – Veterans Administration” and enter the Aid and Attendance portion of the pension as income expense code “AA – VA Aid and Attendance Expenses”.
  19. Any benefits designated for a veteran’s dependent. In FAMIS enter the full amount of the VA Pension including the portion designated for the veteran’s dependent , as “UI – Unearned Income”, source “VA – Veterans Administration” and enter the portion of the pension designated for the veteran’s dependent as income expense code “DX– VA Dependent Expenses”.
  20. Any portion of a veteran’s pension (VA) paid for unusual medical expenses. In FAMIS enter the full amount of the VA Pension including the portion of the pension designated for unusual medical expenses, as “UI – Unearned Income”, source “VA – Veterans Administration” and enter the portion of the pension designated for unusual medical expenses as income expense code “ME – VA Unusual Medical Expenses”.
  21. VA homebound allowances. In FAMIS enter the full amount of the VA Pension(VA) including the homebound allowance, as “UI – Unearned Income”, source “VA – Veterans Administration” and enter the homebound allowance portion of the pension as income expense code “HB – VA Home Bound Expenses”.