TN 41 (03-91)
SI 00830.640 Programs for Older Americans
42 U.S.C. 3020a(b);
20 CFR 416.1124(b)
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:
nutrition services (see SI 00830.635);
legal assistance; and
community service employment, such as Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
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.
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.
ACTION programs (e.g., foster grandparents, retired senior volunteer program, senior companion program), SI 00830.610
Food programs with Federal involvement, SI 00830.635