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FAQs - Appendix C - LIHEAP Income Source Guide

Appendix C - LIHEAP Income Source Guide

The questions below apply to the Appendix C - LIHEAP Income Source Guide section of the LIHEAP Policy and Procedures Manual.

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IRA early withdrawals are not counted as income.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) are benefits available to workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TRA is a weekly benefit payable to eligible workers following exhaustion of unemployment benefits. It is paid only to individuals enrolled in a training program. An individual may also receive an allowance for transportation and living expenses if attending training or conducting a job search beyond the normal commuting distance from home. If the individual finds a job beyond the normal commuting distance from home and wants to relocate to the job site, TAA may provide a relocation allowance.

Count as income: TRA and TAA payments for living expenses (room, board, clothing, etc.).

Exempt from income: TRA and TAA allowances for transportation, education.

No. We are not counting early withdrawals as income.

No. Cancelation of a debt is excluded from income.

No. Because DHS has different guidelines regarding income, we cannot use what they list in their approval letter.