Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 10/25/2021

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5410 Reimbursements - Income that is a reimbursement or refund is exempt.
Examples of exempt reimbursements are ones for job or training-related expenses such as travel, per diem, uniforms, and transportation to and from the job or training site. Reimbursements that are provided over and above the basic wages for these expenses are excluded; however, these expenses, if not reimbursed, are not otherwise deductible. Reimbursements for the travel expenses incurred by migrant workers are also excluded.

Also exempt are medical and dependent care reimbursements, reimbursements to students for specific education expenses such as travel or books, and jury duty payments.

To be exempt, these payments must be provided specifically for an identified expense other than normal living expenses and used for the purpose intended. When a reimbursement, including a flat allowance, covers multiple expenses, each expense does not have to be separately identified as long as none of the reimbursement covers normal living expenses.

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