§ 601.84. Income exclusions.

 The following income will not be considered when determining gross yearly income for the purpose of establishing LIHEAP eligibility:

   (1)  The portion of an educational loan, grant or scholarship to an undergraduate student actually spent for tuition, books and other required educational fees, and the amount of income from other sources used to pay out-of-pocket expenses for books and other required educational fees.

   (2)  Allowable costs of a student’s financial assistance received from a program funded in whole or in part under Title IV of the Higher Education Assistance Act Amendments of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-498, 100 Stat. 1268).

   (3)  Payments for services or out-of-pocket expenses to volunteers serving as foster grandparents, senior health aids or senior companions, and to persons serving in other programs under Title II of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  5001—5024).

   (4)  Payments to volunteers for VISTA, Service Learning Programs and Volunteer Programs under Title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  4951—4994).

   (5)  The value of bonus coupons received by a participant in the Food Stamp Program.

   (6)  The value of donated foods—surplus commodities—from the United States Department of Agriculture.

   (7)  The value of home produce of clients for household consumption.

   (8)  Money received under the Senior Citizen Rebate and Assistance Act (72 P. S. § §  4751-1—4751-12).

   (9)  Money received as incentive or training-related expenses provided to persons involved in a work/training program sponsored by a Federal, State or local government agency.

   (10)  Deductions for Medicare premiums deducted from Social Security benefit payments.

   (11)  Amounts received as reimbursement for medical costs, medical transportation and special need items as defined under Chapter 175 (relating to allowances and benefits).

   (12)  Cash or in-kind assistance with heating costs provided by private or public agencies or utility companies.

   (13)  Personal loans, bank loans or other noneducational loan designated for a specific purpose from an established financial institution.

   (14)  The portion of a Social Security lump sum death benefit designated for funeral expenses.

   (15)  Up to the first $50 of voluntary support from legally responsible relatives or a court-ordered support that the household actually receives in a given month, including support refunded during the month by the Department.

Source

   The provisions of this §  601.84 adopted June 3, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to October 15, 1987, 18 Pa.B. 2518.



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