It does not include income received or earned by dependent children and full-time students under 18 years of age.
The income of neither "dependent children" nor "full-time students" is considered when determining the family gross income. Full-time students over 18 may be considered as dependents, and income excluded from the total, but this is within the discretion of the agency to determine.
EXAMPLE: Mr. Allan is an hourly employee. His hours vary widely during the year some weeks with overtime and some weeks at less than 40 hours. His wife works helping a friend with a cleaning business. She is paid as an independent contractor. The Allan's 22 year-old son is a part-time college student and works part time. The family provides you the following information:
Mr. Allan - gross for 2004 is $12,300; Mrs. Allan - total income per her records is $4,000; the adult son had W-2 income of $12,000; the family had food stamp assistance of $800.
Suggested answer: gross annual income is $28,300. Monthly gross is $2,358.
Discussion: Since Mr. and Mrs. Allan have employment incomes, all of their gross wages are considered as household income. Further, their son's income is considered since he is over 18 years old. Food Stamps are excluded as income.