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 […]

How to Consider & Code Child Support for ABD-Related Benefits

For ABD-related benefits, child support is generally considered income for the child rather than the parent. If the child support payment is for more than one child, divide the amount received by the number of children for whom it is intended. Example: Martha is applying for ABD benefits for herself and her son John. Her […]

UpdatedIncome – Mineral Rights

317:35-5-42(b)(4)(B), 317:35-5-42(e)(4) The policy for the royalties from mineral rights was changed. Income from mineral rights are never treated as a lump sum. The income is averaged over six months. The exception is when there is a dramatic increase or decrease to the royalties, average only two months income. Royalties from trusts held by the […]