Income is money received in exchange for work performed, from the sale of goods or services, or as a benefit. Certain income is exempt and does not affect eligibility, while other income is nonexempt and affects eligibility.
All income must be verified and the amount and source documented in the case record.
When determining eligibility use only nonexempt income currently available to meet the General Assistance (GA) unit's needs. Nonexempt income is only available to the extent and in the amount that it is actually received by the unit.
When the GA unit's available nonexempt income meets their needs, the client or family is ineligible for GA benefits.