Need-based payments, cash assistance, compensation in lieu of wages, and allowances received under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) are exempt when determining eligibility and benefit amount. See PM 08-01-01-d for earned income from WIA.
Benefits received under the Trade Reduction Act are considered exempt as income if the person receiving the benefits is in an education or training program. Benefits received under the Trade Reduction Act are not exempt from consideration as income if
the person receiving the benefits is not in an education or training program.
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