A person is self-employed as a farmer if their annual gross farm income, actual or anticipated, is $1,000 or more.
Self-employed farmers with irregular expenses (expenses incurred less often than monthly), have the option of averaging their income and costs of doing business over the most recent 12-month period, regardless of how often their income is
If the costs of doing business exceed gross farm income, deduct the averaged loss from other unit income. The loss may be deducted from other earned income or unearned income, including Healthcare and Family Services payments. Deduct the loss from the other income before
the Gross Monthly Income calculation. Compute the earned income deduction before deducting farm loss.
If a SNAP unit has both farm income and other self-employment income, contact the Bureau of Policy Development for budgeting procedure.
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