Beginning with the payment computation for April 1, 2005, nonrecurring income received
in the first month of the TCC will be counted as income for payment computation purposes
only in the first month of the TCC. For example, March 2006 is the first month in
the TCC and includes nonrecurring income. The March nonrecurring income will not be
used in the payment computation for April 2006 and May 2006.
For cases where April 2005 is the last month in the TCC, the rules in SI 02005.005A.1. through SI 02005.005A.3. apply to February and March 2005, even if February has nonrecurring income. The nonrecurring
income policy is not effective until the April 2005 payment computation. For example,
if the February 2005 income includes a one-time pension payment, the pension amount
is included in the February and March 2005 payment computations. The pension amount
is not included in the April 2005 payment computation.
For cases involving nonrecurring income where the last month in the TCC is prior to
the April 2005 payment, follow instructions in SI 02005.005A.1. through SI 02005.005A.3.
For purposes of this policy, nonrecurring income is any type of income (e.g., Title II, wages, automated and manual deemed income without consideration of the deemor's type of income) that is present in the first month, but not present in the second month. Also, the
income cannot be from the same or similar sources for the same or similar purpose
as income in the second month.
This policy applies to IC and PE situations. Beginning with the April 2005 payment
computation, this computation is automated. See SI 02005.005A.4.. for instructions involving manual computations involving the Jones court case.
Same and Similar Sources
For purposes of this policy, type J and H (income from living in a household of another
and in-kind income for support and maintenance, respectively), are treated as income
from similar sources. All Title II types, A, W, G, are treated as income from the
same source. An increase, decrease, or no change in the amount of income with the
same type code present in both months (e.g. wages go from $300 to $200) does not qualify
as nonrecurring income. In an example involving wages, an individual who received
$900.00 in wages in the first month and $700.00 in wages from a different employer
in the second month, received income from a similar source. The wages of $900.00 will
be counted as income in the first, second and third months. Use the instructions in
SI 02005.005 A.2 to determine payment amounts.