Even though available, exclude the following income from the budget in determining need:
Refer to specific policy regarding when to exclude these items.
Follow Temporary Assistance guidelines. Refer to Section 0210.015.35.05
Exclude all earned income of any child if the child is a full-time student or a part-time student who is not a full-time employee. This includes parents under age 19 who are full-time students in high school or the equivalent vocational or technical school when they apply for or receive as the caretaker of their own children.
For this policy, a student is defined as attending a school, college, or university, or a vocational or technical training school designed to prepare for gainful employment. This includes a participant in the Job Corps program under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Summer vacations do not alter student status. A FULL-TIME student is one whose school schedule equals a full-time course of study in that school. A PART-TIME student is one whose school schedule equals at least one-half of a full-time course of study in that school.
EXCEPTIONS: (1) When determining eligibility in the 185 percent income eligibility limit test, exclude this income for six months in each calendar year of January through December and include thereafter, and (2) for applications (or when adding the child to the MAF group), disregard such income unless the child previously had earnings disregarded under this provision for six months in the same calendar year of January through December. For applications (or adding the child to the MAF group) for which this income cannot be exempted, determine eligibility for assistance based on need by including this income. If the family is eligible for MAF based on need, exclude the income in determining the grant amount for which the family is eligible.
The six months can be any six months of the calendar year of January through December. They do not have to be consecutive. Count only those months in which the income results in ineligibility under the 185 percent income eligibility limit test in determining the six-month period.
Settlement payments made from the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund, or paid as a result of a class action settlement in the case of Susan Walker v. Bayer Corporation are not to be considered income. Thus, if the payments are placed in an interest-bearing account, or some other investment medium that produces income, the income generated by the account may be counted as income to the individual.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.35.20.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.35.25.
Exclude as income:
NOTE: Include as income any of the above available to graduate students for current living expenses (loans, grants, scholarships minus educational expenses). This income is entered as income type ED- Education and Source GI-Graduate Student Income in FAMIS.
A loan is bona fide if supported by a written agreement to repay within a specified time or if received from an individual or establishment engaged in the business of making loans. If neither of the above conditions apply, consider a loan bona fide if the participant acknowledges (either verbally or by a written statement):
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.35.35.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.35.40.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.35.50.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.45.
Follow Temporary Assistance policy in Section 0210.015.45.05.
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. This portion of a VA pension is included for the Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance and Child Care Programs. This portion of a VA pension is excluded for Mo HealthNet for Families.
VA often considers the existence of dependents when determining a veteran's or a veteran's surviving spouse's eligibility for pension, compensation, and educational benefits. If dependents are involved, the amount of the pension may be greater. The amount of the VA pension designated for the benefit of the veteran's or veteran's surviving spouse's dependent is included for the Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance and Child Care Programs. This portion of a VA pension is excluded for MO HealthNet for Families.
VA considers unusual medical expenses when determining some needs-based pension and compensation payments. Expenses which exceed 5 percent of the maximum annual VA payment rate are considered unusual. The amount of the unusual medical expenses is deducted from countable income when computing the VA payment. This computation may result in an increase in a pension payment or in an extra payment. An increase or extra payment resulting from this computation is excluded as income. This portion of a VA pension is excluded for MO HealthNet for Families.
VA pays an allowance to veterans, spouses of disabled veterans, and surviving spouses who are housebound. This allowance is combined with the individual's pension payment. This portion of a VA pension is excluded for MO HealthNet for Families.