Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.005.30.10 Governmental Payments

IM-47 April 27, 2021; IM-04 January 26, 2021; IM-35 April 29, 2020

  1. Exclude Uniform Relocation Act payments received by the family as follows.
    1. When the family is relocated from one rental quarter to another for the period of time for which the funds are appropriated as long as such funds are maintained separately and not reinvested in property.  When and if this property is sold, immediately consider the funds a resource.
    2. Relocation payments for property purchased by the State Highway Department or property purchased under the Housing Act resulting in relocating an assistance recipient (Section 216 of Public Law 91-646).  Also exclude such payments in determining income of the assistance group.
    3. Relocation assistance payments used to purchase other real property until such time as the other real property is sold or transferred.
    4. Payments made as a result of condemnation or eminent domain procedures are not included in the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act and are treated in accordance with the instructions in Evaluation of Cash Received from Involuntary Conversion of Real Property into Personal Property.
  2. Exclude Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments received by a family as an available resource in the month of receipt and the month following receipt.
  3. Exclude Radiation Exposure Compensation Act payments, authorized by Public Law 101-426, enacted October 15, 1990.
  4. Exclude Economic Impact Payments resulting from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (This must be entered as a resource and not income). This payment should not be taken into account as income and should be excluded as a resource for 12 months from receipt. These payments count as a tax rebate or advance payment of a tax credit that are exempted as income per Section 103(d) of the American Taxpayer Relief Act amending the relevant statutory provision, 26 U.S.C. § 6409.