Certain things you receive are not income, even if they have value. Among them are:
Medical care and services, provided by anyone, including room and board, provided by the medical treatment facility or paid directly to the facility by a government medical or social service program, while you are living in a medical treatment facility such as a hospital or nursing home;
Note: Cash provided by an individual, a non-governmental medical services program, or health insurance is income if it is not reimbursement for, or restricted to the future purchase of, program-approved services.
Any social service, related cash or in-kind item from a government social service program.
Note: Cash provided by an individual or a non-governmental social services program is income if it is not reimbursement for, or restricted to the future purchase of, program-approved services.
Receipts from the sale, exchange, or replacement of a resource. These receipts are simply resources that have changed their form. This includes any cash or in-kind item provided to replace or repair a resource that has been lost, damaged, or stolen (see §2138);
Income tax refunds;
Payments by credit life or credit disability insurance;
Proceeds of a loan. This includes money you borrow or receive as repayment of a loan;
Money paid by someone else directly to a supplier on your behalf. However, goods or services you receive as a result of the payments may be income even if the third-party payments themselves are not;
Replacement of income already received, e.g., replacement of a stolen paycheck;
Assistance you receive to protect your residence from bad weather, such as insulation or storm doors; and
Any item (other than an item of food or shelter) that would be an excluded non-liquid resource (see §2156) if you kept it.
Last Revised: Feb. 2, 2007