Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0210.015.35.50 Other Income

IM-96 October 26, 2015; IM-96 August 26, 2005; IM-67 May 22, 2003; IM-32 February 28, 2003

  1. The income of any SSI, SSI-SP, SP or SAB recipient living in a Temporary Assistance household except the income, other than SSI, of an SSI child who is applying for or receives Title XIX.
  2. Vocational rehabilitation payments made for maintenance, transportation, tuition, fees, etc., in connection with a participation in training or school attendance subsidized by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  3. That portion of a veterans educational assistance payment for the student and actually used for items such as tuition, books, fees, equipment, transportation for school purposes, child care services necessary for school attendance, etc.
  4. Small non-recurring cash gifts such as those for Christmas, birthdays, and graduations not exceeding the percentage of need standard for the assistance group in a month.
  5. Case management advance payment or reimbursement to the individual for child care, transportation, work-related expenses, and work-related supportive services.
  6. Welfare to Work (WtW) funds received for a time limited training program (Work Experience).
  7. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds received for a time limited training program (Work Experience).
  8. Chaffee Foster Care Independence Program crisis intervention funds in the form of payment to third-party vendors is excluded.
  9. Income received from the Crime Victims Fund is to be excluded from the 100% of needs test only.
  10. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA): these benefits are available to workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TRA is a weekly benefit payable to eligible workers following exhaustion of unemployment benefits. It is paid only to individuals enrolled in a training program. An individual may also receive an allowance for transportation and living expenses if attending training or conducting a job search beyond the normal commuting distance from home. If the individual finds a job beyond the normal commuting distance from home and wants to relocate to the job site, TAA may provide a relocation allowance. Count as income TRA and TAA payments for living expenses (room, board, clothing, etc.). Exempt from income TRA and TAA allowances for transportation, education.
  11. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Account: Contributions to and interest, dividends, or other distributed earnings in an ABLE account. Also exclude from income payments made from an ABLE account for qualified disability expenses.