JJ Lease or Royalty of Indian Land
 
(01/01/18 - 12/31/18)
A participant may own or be allotted part of reservation land. The participant may lease the land to others depending on the agreement with the tribe or stipulation on the land.
 
Income from the lease or royalty of Indian land is countable as unearned income.
 
EXCEPTION
Certain income from the lease of Indian land is specifically excluded by federal law. These funds are not countable. (See Indian Claims-Public Law)
 
Treat land lease funds deposited in a BIA account prior to the month of application as a resource. Treat all deposits of land lease income posted during the application month or following month as unearned income.
 
The following apply to budgeting Indian land lease income:
 
For NA, the first $2000 per participant each calendar year is not countable.
Key the LL AP Unearned Income Code in the INC TYP field on UNIC.
When the income is received monthly, the income that exceeds $2000 per participant each calendar year is countable as income in the month received. Key the LL BO Unearned Income Code in the INC TYP field on UNIC. (See example Monthly Indian Land Lease Income)
When normal and expected to continue, use the income received from the previous calendar year to annualize income received less frequently than monthly. The first $2000 of annual income per participant is countable for CA.
Key the LL AP Unearned Income Code in the INC TYP field on UNIC.
The income that exceeds $2000 per participant each calendar year is countable for CA and NA.
Key the LL BO Unearned Income Code in the INC TYP field on UNIC. (See example Quarterly Indian Land Lease Income)
When changes to income keying are needed due to a new calendar year during the current approval period, set an ACTS alert for the month prior to the month the income change is expected.