Include all income of the people identified in the "Household". This includes gross wages earned, net income from self-employment income, and unearned income (including unemployment insurance, child support, SSI, SSDI, etc.)
Example 1: Maria is 24 and lives with her daughter, Sandra (5 years old), her boyfriend Fred is 27 (Sandra’s father) and Maria’s sister Frances (22 years old). Maria is eligible for the program, as the parent of a minor child. Maria’s sister Frances does not qualify as an eligible caretaker relative to Sandra because Sandra’s parents are in the home. The household size is three and their income is below the threshold for a family of three - Maria, Fred, and Sandra. Frances is not a part of the household for purposes of eligibility and her income would not count towards the household income.
Example 2: Susan is 19 and lives with her Aunt Becky, her brother Bart (21 years old), and a friend of the family, Adam. Susan is eligible for the program. Susan and Becky must be part of the household. Adam is not included, and Bart is an optional member, who may be included if it helps Susan. (If Adam doesn’t have income, he increases the family size and income limit. If Adam is working, it is likely best to exclude him and his income.)