Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Income Eligibility Determination Policy

Revised:

12.2

SOURCES OF INCOME NOT TO BE COUNTED

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In addition to exclusions noted in the previous section, do not count:

 

        Food Stamps;

 

Note: FS income must be encoded in TCCMS for federal reporting purposes.

 

        Income tax refunds - state or federal;

 

        Earned Income Tax Credit - advances or year-end amounts;

 

        Summer or other part-time income for youth age 18 or under who are in school or training;

 

        Income, including Social Security retirement or disability income, of any member of the family household, e.g., the live-in grandparent, aunt or non-parental caretaker, who is not counted by the parent as part of her household;

 

        A reimbursement received by the parent from the Department for child care the parent had paid;

 

        Housing vouchers usable as cash;

 

Note: Voucher income must be encoded in TCCMS as a zero ($0) dollar amount as this benefit is not used in Tennessee.

 

        The education funds mentioned in the previous section.

 

 

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