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Unemployment insurance (UI) counts as unearned income.

Countable Amount

Count the gross amount of the check before any deductions are removed. Clients receive unemployment checks on a weekly basis. When not using an actual income calculation, you will use the 4.3 conversion factor to convert the weekly amount to monthly income.


Use an award letter or OWL IMS transaction to confirm the gross payment amount.

FACS Coding

Select "Unemployment Compensation" in the F99 dropdown box, and enter the gross monthly pay amount in F98 field.

A FACS screenshot highlighting the F98 and F99 blocks.

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