Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Treatment of Income




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At the time of application/reapplication an AU may expect changes in circumstances to occur in the future; in particular, changes relating to the receipt of income.  However, only currently available income will be used to project the amount of ongoing available income unless the amount and date of receipt of expected income is known with reasonable certainty or unless some change has occurred.  If the exact amount/month of receipt of the income is not known, only that portion of it which can be reasonably anticipated shall be considered as income.


When any change in AU circumstances is expected, including a change in income, the AU will be required to report the change within 10 days of the change.




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