PM 08-04-01-g: Earned Income of a Child

WAG 08-04-01-g.

The earned income of a child is exempt if the child:

  • is age 17 or under; and
  • attends elementary or secondary school; and
  • is under the parental control of a SNAP unit member.

NOTE: GED classes and home school classes that are recognized, operated, or supervised by the state or local school district are considered elementary or secondary school.

The income remains exempt during school breaks if the child plans on returning to school after the break.

A child's earned income becomes nonexempt for the entire fiscal month, starting with the first full fiscal month that the child is age 18.