In-kind income includes ISM (i.e., food, and shelter) and other noncash items that
the claimant uses to obtain food, clothing, and shelter. In-kind income is either
earned or unearned.
For a discussion of in-kind income that is remuneration for work, but is not wages, see SI 00835.390. For a discussion of ISM as earned income, see SI 00820.010. Unearned in-kind income is either ISM or other unearned in-kind income.
This section helps to distinguish ISM from other unearned in-kind income. For a definition
of income and a general discussion of cash income, earned in-kind income, ISM, and
other unearned in-kind income, see SI 00810.020.