Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)


Eligibility Policy - 10/16/2021

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5405 Government Payments - Government payments are exempt as income. These payments are described below.

5405.01 Adoption Assistance Subsidy - Payments received for Adoption Assistance are exempt as income in the month received.

5405.02 Cash Assistance - Cash assistance payments, including those received as TAF special allowances are exempt as income in the month received. Examples of Special Allowances payments are special transportation payments and special service payments.

5405.03 Disaster/Emergency Assistance - Federal major disaster and emergency assistance and comparable disaster assistance provided by state or local government or by disaster assistance organizations in conjunction with a presidentially declared disaster are exempt as income in the month received and as a resource in the following months.

This includes disaster unemployment assistance to an individual as a result of a major disaster. Individuals cannot be eligible for any other unemployment compensation and also receive disaster unemployment benefits. Payments are limited to 26 weeks. Central Office will notify staff if such disaster unemployment assistance is paid in Kansas due to a major disaster.

5405.04 Energy Assistance/LIEAP - Payments or allowances made under some federal laws for the purpose of providing energy assistance are exempt from consideration as income in the month received. An example of such federal program is the Department of Health and Human Services' Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).

Other home energy assistance furnished by a federal or state regulated entity whose revenues are primarily derived on a rate-of-return basis, by a private nonprofit organization, by a supplier of home heating oil or gas, or by a municipal utility company which provides home energy, if the assistance provided is based on need, is exempt as income in the month received.

5405.05 Executive Volunteer Programs - Payments received through Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) or Active Corps of Executives (ACE) are exempt as income in the month received.

5405.06 Food Stamps - Value of the benefits issued under the current Food Stamp Act are exempt as income in the month received.

5405.07 Foster Care and Permanent Custodianship - Payments received for providing foster care or permanent custodianship are exempt as income in the month received.

5405.08 Foster Grandparents - Any payment provided to volunteers serving as foster grandparents is exempt as income in the month received and as a resource in the following months.

5405.09 HUD Payments/Housing Assistance - Payments from federal housing programs including negative rent payments made to tenants of subsidized housing under HUD regulations is exempt as income in the month received and as a resource in the follow months.

5405.10 Independent Living Payments - Payments received for Independent Living are living exempt as income in the month received.

5405.11 Older American Act Payments - Payments received via the Older American Act are exempt as income in the month received. These include the Senior Community Services Employment Program funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (as amended by P.L. 100-175, the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987) are exempt as income in the month received. Programs in Kansas funded under Title V include: Green Thumb, Project Ayuda (serving Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, and Shawnee counties), and the Senior Community Service Employment Program through the Midway Chapter of the American Red Cross (serving Sedgwick, Reno, Harper, Kingman, Butler, Cowley, Harvey, and Sumner counties).

5405.12 Refugee Resettlement Funds - Payments received from a Refugee Resettlement Agency are exempt as income in the month received.

5405.13 Senior Health Aids/Companions - Payments received through Senior Health Aides or Senior Companions are exempt in the month received.

5405.14 Tax Refunds/Rebates/Credits - Legislated tax rebates and refunds are exempt as income in the month received. This also includes Earned Income Tax credit, whether received as a lump sum refund or on an ongoing basis.

5405.15 Gate Money - Money paid to a prisoner upon their release shall be exempt as income in the month of receipt.

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