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Income Changes

Semi-annual and Annual reporting households

Semi-annual and annual reporting households report any change in income that would raise their income above the income standard. The income standard is 130% of the federal poverty level. You can view the income standard by using Appendix C-3.

As this may be difficult for a client to determine, you might explain that a household is free to report more changes than required. This allows you to act upon changes that might affect a client's benefit.

Change reporting households  

For change reporting households, Policy states that unearned income of $100 per month or more must be reported.

  • Examples include – child support, spousal support / alimony, social security or disability payments, pensions, royalties, or contributions from friends or relatives. 

Inform clients that earned income of $100 per month or more must be reported.

  • Examples include: plasma donation, odd jobs or self-employment, contract labor, or new employment with a company.
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