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FIP Eligibility - Income Exclusions - Iowa

Income that is not counted when determining FIP eligibility or the amount of the grant includes the following:

·      Interest or dividend payments;

·      rent supplements from any governmental agency;

·      Indian tribal judgment funds;

·      loans;

·      retroactive SSI benefits;

·      financial assistance for education or training;

·      training allowances from the Department of the Blind, Job Training Partnership Act, or Vocational Rehabilitation;

·      PROMISE JOBS payments;

·      grants that preclude use for current maintenance;

·      earnings of a person age 19 or younger who is a full-time student in high school or an equivalent program;

·      gifts of $30 or less per person in a calendar quarter;

·      payments from the Family Support Subsidy program;

·      Earned Income Credit payments;

·      third party reimbursements;

·      retroactive corrective FIP payments, payments from adolescent pregnancy prevention programs;

·      income of an SSI recipient;

·      car pool payments;

·      disaster and emergency assistance;

·      support and maintenance energy assistance from a heating source supplier or from Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP);

·      VISTA volunteer payments;

·      Food Stamp Employment and Training allowances;

·      income tax refunds;

·      payments from programs under the Domestic Volunteer Services Act;

·      the value of food coupons;

·      the value of United States Department of Agriculture commodities;

·      the value of home produce used for personal consumption;

·      deposits into an Individual Development Account (IDA);

·      job-related reimbursements;

·      medical expense settlements;

·      refunds from rent or utility deposits;

·      retroactive SSI payments;

·      vendor payments; incentive allowances from the Work Force Investment Project;

·      veteran’s benefits under the Aid and Attendance program, or household allowances;

·      general assistance from county funds if not a basic need covered by FIP or if made on an emergency basis;

·      payments excluded by federal statute;

·      terminated income of retrospectively budgeted FIP households when reporting and verification requirements are met;

·      up to $50 of current monthly support paid by a legally responsible person for a child in the FIP eligible group;

·      income in kind.

See also:

·      Income Deductions for meeting the FIP Eligibility Net Income Standards and determining FIP Payment Rates

·      Net Income Standards and Payment Rates.

·      Gross Income Limits for FIP Eligibility

·      FIP Resource Limits

·      Non-Financial FIP Eligibility Criteria

·      Financial FIP Eligibility Criteria

·      FIP Overview

·      Welcome and Introduction to Benefits in Iowa

Source: Iowa DHS Employees’ Policy Manual

Title 4, Family Investment Program (FIP)

·     Chapter E, Income

Legal reference: 441 IAC 41.27(6) and (7)

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