TN 80 (04-99)
An award is usually something received as the result of a decision by a court, board
of arbitration, or the like.
An award is unearned income subject to the general rules pertaining to income and
Use documents in the individual's possession or contact with the court, board, source,
etc. to verify:
the amount of the award;
the payment date; and,
if needed, the purpose(s) of the payment (e.g., part of the payment is reimbursement
for medical expenses).
Determine the nature of the award and apply the appropriate rules pertaining to income
and income exclusions.
Expenses of obtaining income, SI 00830.100
Value of in-kind income, SI 00835.310