.03 Bonuses and Incentives
 
(01/01/18 - 12/31/18)
A bonus or incentive is income paid to the participant in addition to their normal wages. A bonus or incentive is countable.
 
When projecting income, review how often bonuses or incentives are received. Further clarify with the participant or employer, when necessary, to determine whether the bonuses or incentives are ongoing. This includes reviewing whether and how often bonuses were received in the past. (See Examples Bonus or Incentive Income 1 and Bonus or Incentive Income 2)
 
Key the bonuses or incentives on EAIC using the OT Earned Income Code.
 
EXCEPTION
Non cash bonuses or incentives are not countable. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Gift cards
Meals
Prizes
Merchandise