Income received from a trust or estate is nonexempt income.
Court-ordered monthly payments from a trust fund that are directed to be used for the child's income maintenance needs or do not specify a purpose, are nonexempt unearned income. The payee may request the child be removed from the case if the
earmarked income meets the child's needs. In that case, the rest of the case remains eligible and the payments are earmarked for the child's needs.
If payments from the trust fund are made under court order for a specific purpose other than the child's income maintenance needs, the payments are exempt.