Unearned Income Definition
Unearned income is income received from sources unrelated to employment and is generally not acquired through work.
See any of the following types of income listed in the CNAP Manual for more information about income types that are normally considered unearned income:
29 Educational Savings Account Payments
Adoption Subsidies
Agent Orange Payments
Alimony or Spousal Maintenance Payments
Americorps Network Program
Assistance Payments
Begging or Panhandling
Black Lung Payments
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Payments
Burial Benefits
Cash Gifts
Child Care Payments (Title IV-A)
Child Care Food Program Payments
Child or Medical Support
Child Tax Credit
Clinical Trial Compensation
Commissions From Terminated Employment
Complementary Assistance
Contributions - Cash
Contributions - Noncash
Disaster Relief
Diverted Funds
Dividends and Royalties
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Emergency Food Program
Energy Assistance Payments
Federal Relocation Assistance Payments
Foster Care Payments
Filipino Veterans Compensation Fund
Gift Cards
Grandparent Kinship Care Support Service Payment/Stipend
Grant Diversion Payments
Guardian Subsidy Payments
Hemophilia Relief Fund Settlement Payments
Indian Claims or Funds
Indian Gaming Income
Individual Development Account (IDA) Deposits
Individual Development Account (IDA) Withdrawals
Insurance Payments
Interest Payments
Lease or Royalty From Indian Land
Leave Pay From Terminated Income
Legal Settlements
Lump Sum Payments
Matching Grant (MG) Program Payments
Mathematica TANF Survey Incentive Payments
Military Income
Mortgages and Sales Contracts
Nazi Persecution Payments
Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP)
Phen-Fen Payments
Plan for Achieving Self Support
Public Housing FSS Escrow Account
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Payments
Railroad Retirement
Rent or Housing Cost Sharing
Rental Property
Retirement and Pension Benefits
S Corporation Profits
School Clothing Allowance
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefits
Spina Bifida Payments
Strike Pay
Summer Components Program (SCP)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Unemployment Benefits
Tax Refunds - State & Federal
Third Party Beneficiary Payments
Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
USA Patriot Act of 2001
Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act
Vendor Payments
Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits
Victims of Crime Act (VCA) Payments
VOLAG or RA Reception and Placement (R&P) Grants
Wartime Relocation of Civilian Law
Weatherization Assistance
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
Work Experience Program Payments (WEX PPEP)
Worker's Compensation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)