Earned income is wages or salary for work performed as an employee, or profits from a person's self-employment.
Payments received for jury duty or serving as an election judge are budgeted as earned income. This includes any payments for mileage, meals, etc.
Wages or salary received as income in kind are exempt when determining eligibility and benefit amount. Income in kind is a benefit paid in behalf of a person, but not paid directly to them, or a benefit received in a form other than money.