FAA4.H Income Eligibility Factor : 01 Requirements and Types : B Income Types : .27 Financial Account Deposits and Withdrawals
Financial Account Deposits and Withdrawals
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
This section is about how certain financial account types are treated as income, including Achieving a Better Life Experience, educational savings accounts, and limited liability company business accounts.
Policy
FAA treats money deposited or withdrawn for certain financial accounts as income. For more information about this type of income, see each of the following:
Achieving a Better Life Experience
ABLE establishes saving accounts with funds for persons with a disability. The participant can use the funds towards a plan or contract for disability-related expenses.
FAA considers the funds deposited into or withdrawn from an ABLE account as not countable unearned income.
ABLE savings accounts meet the requirements in Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
AZ ABLE administers Arizona's ABLE plan, and other states may have a different name for ABLE.
Arizona has partnered with the Ohio Treasurer's Office to offer STABLE Accounts to qualified beneficiaries.
For treatment ABLE as a resource, see Savings Accounts.
Educational Savings Account
Payments from educational savings accounts established to meet qualified higher education expenses are not countable as unearned income, including any of the following.
A 529 educational savings account.
A 530 educational savings account.
(For treatment as a resource, see Educational Savings Accounts - FIAC)
Limited Liability Company Business Account
When money is withdrawn from a limited liability corporation(g) business account to pay for personal expenses and the business has elected to be treated as a corporation, the money is countable as earned income.
Personal expenses include, and are not limited to, any of the following:
Car payment
Entertainment
Food
Homeowner's insurance
Mortgage payment
Utility payment
When the account is an Individual Development Account (IDA), see IDA for more information.
Countable income is used to determine an income budget. (See Income Budgeting to see how FAA determines the income budget.) FAA needs to know about income that is both countable and not countable to determine whether a budgetary unit’s income is exceeding their expenses. (See Income Eligibility for more information about how FAA uses countable and not countable income.)
Verification
The participant has the primary responsibility for providing verification. (See Participant Responsibilities – Providing Verification for additional policy.)
For NA, all of the following income is required to be verified before eligibility is determined:
Reported on a new application, during the interview of a new application, or changes reported before the eligibility determination of a new application.
Changes after an eligibility determination of a new application (e.g., a renewal application, mid approval contact, etc.) and any of the following apply:
The source of the income has changed.
The income is questionable(g) or unclear(g).
The reported income amount has changed by $51 or more.
The previous verification in the case file is more than 59 calendar days old.
For CA, all income is required to be verified before determining eligibility.
Examples of verification that can be used for financial accounts include, and are not limited to, any of the following:
Assistance payments records
Benefit award letters from agencies
Bank records
Court records or court orders
Insurance policies
Statement from the agency or payer providing the income
Participant statement verification when not questionable and no other verification is available
Bookkeeping records
Legal Authorities
Public Law 107-16
last revised 10/02/2023