Household Income

Much of the information entered here helps determine your eligibility for special programs and financial assistance. Therefore, it is important that the information you enter is complete and accurate. If your household income has not changed from the previous year tax return(s), you may refer to household return(s) when completing the income-related screens.

 

 

Job Income Details

 

The first household income data collection screen is the Job Income screen. Here, select which household members receive job-related income. Do not include self-employment income.

 

The steps for completing the Job Income screen are as follows:

  1. Check the box next to each individual who receives job-related income.
  2. Once an individual is checked, another screen displays for you to provide additional income details.
  3. In the “Source” field, enter the individual’s job or source of job-related income.
  4. In the “Gross Amount” field, enter the income before taxes, for the income source listed. For each job a person currently has, provide the amount of money made before taxes or anything else is deducted from the paycheck. Include tips, bonuses and overtime pay.
  5. In the “How Often” drop-down menu, select the frequency of pay for the income source
  6. Click Add.
  7. Click Add Job Income to enter income for additional jobs for the individual, or click Next to go back to the main Job Income screen.
  8. Repeat steps 1-6 for each individual checked on the Job Income screen.

 

 

Self-Employment Details

 

The Household Income – Self Employment Income screen gathers details on household income earned through self-employment.

 

Instructions for completing the Self-Employment Income screen are as follows:

 

  1. Check the box next to each individual who receives self-employment income. Once an individual is checked, another screen displays for you to provide additional income details.

2.    In the “Type of Work” field, enter the individual’s job or source of job-related income.

3.    In the “Net Income” field, enter the income or profits, once expenses are paid.

  1.  In the “How Often” drop-down menu, select the frequency of pay for the income source.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Click Add Income Source to enter details for additional self-employment income sources held by the individual, or click Next to go back to the main Self-Employment Income screen.
  4. Enter a Start Date for self-employment and an End Date if applicable.
  5. Repeat steps 1-6 for each individual checked on the Self Employment Income screen.

 

 

Other Income Details

 

The Other Income screen captures details for income sources not captured on previous income screens. A full list of other income types is located in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Applicant Portal. Examples include Social Security, pensions, military service, and disability payments.

 

The steps for completing the Other Income screen are as follows:

  1. Check the box next to each individual who receives other income.
  2. Once an individual is checked, another screen displays for you to provide additional income details.
  3. In the “Source” field, enter the individual’s income source (enter only one income source at a time).
  4.  In Amount field, enter the amount received by the individual.
  5. In the How Often drop-down menu, select the frequency of pay for the income source.
  6. Click Add.
  7. Click Add Income Source to enter details for additional income sources held by the individual, or click Next to go back to the main Other Income screen.
  8. Enter a Start Date for other income and an End Date if applicable

 

  1. Repeat steps 1-6 for each individual checked on the Other Income screen.

 

 

Household Expenses

 

The last household income data collection screen is for Expenses. The Expenses screen has you identify all household expenses.

 

The steps for completing the Expenses screen are as follows:

 

 

Once an individual is checked, another screen displays for you to provide additional details for the individual.

 

  1. In the Source field, enter the individual’s expense (enter only one expense at a time).
  2. In Amount field, enter the amount of the expense.
  3. In the How Often drop-down menu, select the frequency of the expense.
  4. Enter a Start Date for the expense and an End Date, if applicable
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click Add Expense to enter details for another expense or click Next to go back to the main Expenses screen.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each individual checked on the Expenses screen.

 

 

 

 

Employer Information

 

Report details for each job identified in the income section of the Employer Information screen. For each employer, you must provide the following:

 

 

If you did not report any job in the income section, you are notified that an employer is not reported and are allowed to move on. Otherwise, you have to go back to the income section to report income from any job missing.

On the first half of the Employer Information screen, you provide contact information for employers.

 

On the next portion of the Employer Information screen, you provide health coverage details for employers.

 

 

Access to Health Coverage

 

On the Access to Health Coverage screen, identify any household member who has employer-sponsored health insurance coverage under someone not included on the application. If you answer Yes, you must provide details related to the coverage.

 

 

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