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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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11 Income

Gifts in Kind

Income Support, Training and Health Benefits (ISTHB) Regulation, section 23(3)(e)


Goods and services received by an applicant or recipient under circumstances other than those described in ISTHB Regulations are not income. For example, gifts of furniture, vehicles, real estate or other assets are not income. However, the recipient is required to report an increase in assets. A gift of food or other consumable goods is not an asset or income and does not need to be reported.

A "Gift in Kind" received by an applicant or recipient is considered income if the "Gift in Kind" is intended to be in lieu of child and/or adult support payments.  If the "Gift in Kind" is in addition to the arrangement for child and/or adult support, then the gift is not considered income.