A CA Special Consideration of Income
 
(04/01/16 – 05/31/16)
The income of participants is counted in full whether their needs are included or not.
 
Participants who are disqualified, or otherwise ineligible for a cash benefit, have their gross income counted in full toward the needs of the budgetary unit.
 
A participant who meets one of the following criteria is considered disqualified and is coded DI in the PT field on SEPA:
 
Noncompliant with the SSN Enumeration Requirement
Felony Drug Conviction on or after 08/23/96
Voluntary Job Quit - reduction in work effort
 
A participant who meets one of the following criteria is considered disqualified and is coded DF in the PT field on SEPA:
 
Convicted of making fraudulent statements to receive benefits in multiple states
 
A participant who meets one of the following criteria is considered ineligible, their needs are not included in the budgetary unit, but their income is counted in full:
 
Unwed Minor Parent policy (coded UM in the PT field on SEPA).
Nonqualified noncitizen (coded DI in the PT field on SEPA).
 
The sponsor (and the sponsor’s spouse), when living with the sponsored Qualified Noncitizen, do not have their needs included in the budgetary unit; however, their income is countable in FULL. (See Sponsor Income Budgeting)
 
EXCEPTION
Income of the following CA participants is not countable:
Specified relatives who are not included in the budgetary unit or who are not required to have their income counted.
A child who is not included in the budgetary unit due to receipt of foster care payments, lack of deprivation, benefit capped children, etc.
A child who meets the dependent child earnings criteria.