Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Treatment of Income

Revised:

21.4

INCOME IN PAST 30 DAYS

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Income received during the past thirty days will be used as an indicator of anticipated income. However, past income will not be used for any month in which a change in income has occurred or can be anticipated.

 

If income fluctuates to the extent that a 30-day period alone cannot provide an accurate indication of anticipated income, the caseworker and the AU may use a longer period of past time if it will provide an accurate indication of anticipated fluctuations in future income. Similarly, if the AU's income fluctuates seasonally, it may be appropriate to use the most recent season comparable to the time of year, rather than the last 30 days, as one indicator of income for the eligibility period.In no event will the caseworker automatically attribute to the AU the amounts of any past income. Past income will not be used as an indicator of anticipated income when changes in income have occurred or are anticipated to occur.

 

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