TN 41 (03-91)

SI 00830.640 Programs for Older Americans

Citations:

42 U.S.C. 3020a(b);

20 CFR 416.1124(b)

A. Introduction

The Federal Government through the Administration on Aging is involved in a variety of programs for older Americans. The programs may be operated by State or local governments or community organizations. Some types of programs are:

  • health services;

  • nutrition services (see SI 00830.635);

  • legal assistance; and

  • community service employment, such as Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

B. Policy

1. Wage or Salary

A wage or salary paid under chapter 35 of title 42 of the U.S. Code, Programs for Older Americans, is earned income subject to the general SSI policies on earned income.

2. Not a Wage or Salary

Anything provided under chapter 35 of title 42 of the U.S. Code, Programs for Older Americans, other than a wage or salary is excluded from income.

C. Procedure

1. Verify Program

Use documents in the individual's possession, contact with the provider or a local council on aging, or a precedent to verify that the program is funded by the Federal Government under chapter 35 of “The Older Americans Act ” and whether a wage or salary is paid.

2. Wage or Salary

See SI 00820.100 ff.

3. Not a Wage Or Salary-Accept Allegation

Accept the individual's allegation of receipt of anything other than a wage or salary and exclude it without further development unless you have reason to question the allegation.

D. References

ACTION programs (e.g., foster grandparents, retired senior volunteer program, senior companion program), SI 00830.610

Food programs with Federal involvement, SI 00830.635


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SI 00830.640 - Programs for Older Americans - 08/26/2014
Batch run: 08/26/2014
Rev:08/26/2014