PM 07-04-16: Special Federal Payment Programs

WAG 07-04-16

Funds received under the following payment programs are exempt by Federal Statute.

  • Benefits received from the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (WIC), P.L. 92-443, Sec. 9.
  • Value of food assistance received under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, and the special food service program for children under the National School Lunch Act.
  • Money payments or allowances for energy assistance, including tax credits, made to a SNAP unit by DHS, and energy payments from the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), or any energy assistance payments made under Federal law.
  • Reimbursements from the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policy Act of 1970, P.L. 91-646, Sec. 216.
  • Financial assistance provided by a program funded in whole or in part under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments, received as part of an income tax refund.
  • Money received from the Social Security Administration under a Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS).
  • Payments made to veterans or their survivors from the Agent Orange Settlement Fund or any other fund referencing Agent Orange product liability under P.L. 101-201.
  • Payments to certain United States citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident Japanese aliens and certain eligible Aleuts made under P.L. 100-383.
  • Payments under P.L. 103-286 to persons due to their status as victims of Nazi persecution.
  • Payments received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of the Sac and Fox Indian Claims Agreement, P.L. 92-203, Sec. 21(a) or the Sac and Fox Indian claims agreement, P.L. 94-189.
  • Payments received by certain Indian tribal members, regarding submarginal land held in trust by the United States, P.L. 94-114, Sec. 6.
  • Income received from the disposition of funds to the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians.
  • Payments received by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation and the Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation from the Indian Claims Commission.
  • Payments to the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation or any of their members received pursuant to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980.
  • Payments of relocation assistance to members of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes made under P.L. 93-531.
  • new manual textBenefits paid by the Veteran Administration to the children (including adult children) of Vietnam veterans born with congenital Spina Bifida (PL 104-204). Payments made to any child of a Vietnam veteran for birth defects he or she experiences resulting from the Spina Bifida. A monthly monetary allowance is paid at a rate that is based on the child's level of disability and is exempt as income and as a resource.