.08 High or Low Checks Definition
 
A check or checks that contain income that is higher or lower than what is considered normal income for the participant. When there is a pay period that contains income that is higher or lower than normal, the worker will ask the participant whether the high or low income is expected to continue.
 
When the unusually high or low period of income is not expected to continue complete the following:
 
Count the unusually high or low check only for the benefit month in which it is received.
Do not count the unusually high or low check for ongoing benefit months.
 
Project the monthly income for the ongoing benefit months by considering both of the following:
 
The income from the income period used (not including the unusually high or low check).
The income expected to occur in the future