First determine that the assistance is neither IBON (SI 00830.170) nor ABON (SI 00830.175). Remember:
assistance involving Federal funds which are not provided by the Federal government
for the purpose of meeting ongoing basic needs is not IBON;
State supplementary payments, including those made to refugees, are always ABON; and
assistance involving funds which have been supplied and directed by the Federal government
for use solely in the type of assistance provided is not ABON.
Then determine the nature of the assistance and apply the appropriate operating instructions
pertaining to income and income exclusions.