The CAO must use the gross amount of earned income with no deductions for taxes. Earned income includes the following:
7 CFR § 273.9(b)(1)
All wages and salaries of an employee (including tips).
NOTE: The CAO must discuss with the household and narrate in the case record, the basis for the best estimate of tip income. Tip amounts reported on pay stubs should not be used as income unless the household indicates the amount reflects actual tips received.
Training allowances, excluding any reimbursements.
TANF- funded subsidized employment income, regardless of the source of TANF funding (e.g. Emergency Fund, TANF block grant, or State MOE);
Sick benefits paid as wages by an employer to an employee who expects to return to work.
Payments under Title I of the Domestic Volunteer Services Act of 1973, unless the household member receiving the payments was receiving SNAP benefits or cash assistance when the person joined the Title I program. (See Section 550.5.)
Income from AmeriCorps* Vista volunteers is counted for new SNAP applicants not receiving SNAP benefits or Cash Assistance at the time they joined AmeriCorps* Vista. To determine when AmeriCorps* Vista income is excluded see Section 550.5.
7 CFR § 273.9(c)(10)(iii)
Income from temporary census jobs must be counted.
NOTE: Earned Income from temporary census jobs beginning December 1, 2009, was excluded as a demonstration project for the 2010 Census. If the CAO discovers that any income after December 1, 2009 for the 2010 Census was counted, the CAO must restore benefits. See Chapter 581.
NOTE: Profit from owning rental property is earned income only if a household member actively manages the property an average of at least 20 hours per week. Active management may, but is not limited to, include collecting rental income, paying utilities/mortgage, general maintenance and upkeep. If the rental unit is in or on the property where the household lives, then there must be a clear difference between the management of the resident property and the rental property.
Reminder: Self-employment costs may be deducted from gross rental income even if the property is actively managed less than 20 hours per week. The profit is then used as unearned income.
Room rent is considered earned self-employment income if a household agrees to and receives payment for room rent in the household’s residence, regardless of property ownership.
NOTE: The CAO must explore the situation with the household to determine if the households are actually sharing expenses or if a roomer situation exists.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) earnings if the individual is 19 years of age or over, or is under 19 and not under parental control, and participating in on-the-job training (OJT) programs funded under section 181(a)(2) of the WIA.
Military subsistence allowances, including Basic Allowance Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS).
Reissued March 1, 2012 , replacing December 16, 2008