Identification Number:
SI 00830 TN 147
Intended Audience:
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Unearned Income
Type:POMS Transmittals
Program:Title XVI (SSI)
Link To Reference:

Part SI – Supplemental Security Income
Chapter 008 – Income
Subchapter 30 – Unearned Income
Transmittal No. 147, 07/08/2021

Originating Component


Effective Date

Upon Receipt


This is a Quick Action Transmittal. This update does not change or introduce new policy or procedure.

Summary of Changes

SI 00830.530 Work-Related Unearned Income

In Subsection A, first bullet, updated a reference from SI 00830.110B to SI 00820.010A. .

SI 00830.530 Work-Related Unearned Income


Social Security Act, as amended, Section 1612(a);
20 CFR 416.1120; Public Law 100-647, sections 3041-3044

A. Policy

The following work-related payments are unearned income:

  • Certain in-kind items provided as remuneration for employment (SI 00820.010A., SI 00835.390 and INTRANETSSI 014.064 for the SSI claim system input instructions).

  • Money paid to a resident of a public institution when no employer/ employee relationship exists (SI 00520.010).

  • Tips under $20 per month.

  • Jury fees (i.e., fees paid for services, not expense money). (See SI 00830.100 if expense money is provided.)

  • Certain shelter provided to members of the Uniformed Services and their families (See SI 00820.400).

  • Indian fishing rights income (SI 00830.880).

NOTE: Work-related unearned income, other than in-kind items, is recorded on the SSI claim system IOTH Other Income page. See INTRANETSSI 014.064 for the input instructions.

B. Procedure — Development And Documentation

1. Individual Has Evidence

a. Verification

Use documents in the individual's possession to verify the amounts of work-related payments

b. Documentation

Document the information on the EVIDENCE screen.

2. Individual Does Not Have Evidence

a. Verification

  • Verify jury fees by contacting the court clerk or jury commissioner.

  • Verify other work-related payments by contacting the source of payment.

b. Documentation

Document the information on the EVIDENCE screen.

C. References


SI 00830 TN 147 - Unearned Income - 7/08/2021