Tips and Gratuities
Tips and gratuities received for services are countable as earned income. Count the tips and gratuities as part of the gross wages using all of the following:
The SAME earned income calculation as the wages (See Budgeting Income)
The SAME pay period as the wages
The SAME budgeting method as the wages
The SAME conversion method as the wages
Use the amount of tips shown on the paycheck stub unless the participant claims a different amount and the tips are verified.
When tips are not listed on the paycheck stub, obtain the participant's written tips record. When no tips record is available, obtain the participant's statement and inform the participant of the requirement to keep a daily tips record.
Key the wages on EAIC using the WA Earned Income Code.