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A reimbursement is money the household receives to cover past or future expenses. The client may incur these expenses and the reimbursement as a part of volunteer or paid work.

Expenses that you might see reimbursed include but are not limited to

travel expenses,

per diem,

uniform expenses,

transportation expenses,

out-of-pocket expenses,

medical care,

dependent care, or

Title XX services.

You must determine if the amount of the reimbursement exceeds the amount the household originally spent.

If it does not, do not count the reimbursement as income.

If it does, the amount the reimbursements exceeds the household expenses is countable income.

It is not necessary to identify each expense when the client receives a flat allowance for multiple expenses and it does not cover normal living expenses.

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