Child Support: Who does it belong to?

For ABD-related benefits, child support is usually counted as income for the child for whom it is intended. Refer to article ABD: How to Code Child Support 1/3 Deduction for Child with Disability for explanation on how to count the child support when determining eligibility for a child who has a disability. If eligibility is […]

Updated$20 General Income Exclusion

327:35-5-42(d)(1)and(5)(B) The General Income Exclusion (GIE) is a $20 per month income deduction. It is mostly used to bring down countable income that is barely over the standard, so the client can be eligible for a particular benefit. For QMB, SLMB and QI-1, and SPPC, the GIE can be used: First on unearned income If […]

Homeless Shelter Deduction

SNAP Deduction for Homeless Shelter Cost

Income Deductions (Eligible Individual with Ineligible Spouse)

How to divide the income deductions in FACS between an eligible individual and the ineligible spouse.

Child Support Deduction FAQs

Is a client given a child support deduction if she/he pays child support to someone outside of the home? Yes, the client is given a deduction if paying verified legally-binding child support to or for a non-household member. Policy is at 340:40-7-13(e). If a client is court ordered to pay his/her children’s medical insurance premium […]

Child Support Screens – Overview

The following child support screens are made available for AFS employees: CSML This screen is comparable to the IMS CM or CMM screen. KI1 Use the KI1 screen in IMS. It contains pertinent information regarding child support income being received in the household. CFRRPA Use the CFRRPA screen to determine: the amount of child support […]

EC Screen

Check the EC screen to obtain SNAP information. To view this screen: Login to IMS Clear the screen Type EC (space) and the case number Press ‘Enter’ Status O = Open Section Detail Status I = Issuing Benefits   Field Descriptions C1 – Application Date C2 – Certification Date C3 – Type Action Taken 1 […]

How to Issue a Supplement using FSSR

There is a transaction in IMS that issues appropriate supplements to the case benefits. To access this transaction, type FSSR in IMS and press enter. They can be authorized for the current and two prior months. (If it is outside that timeframe, use the FSLB transaction.) *You may need to refer to PS2 instructions for […]


Exemption – this may be an income or resource disregard or an exception from a program requirement.


Deductions – expenses that may be subtracted from gross income vary depending on the program.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-11. Sources of income considered; and 340:40-7-13. Computation of income. LIHEAP: 340:20-1-11. Income and liquid resources. SNAP: 340:50-3-2. Interview process; 340:50-3-3. Verification; 340:50-5-29. Homeless households; 340:50-7-29. Income inclusions; 340:50-7-30. Self-employed […]