E-6400, Variable Income for Self-Employment

Revision 09-4; Effective December 1, 2009

Follow established variable income procedures when calculating the co-payment budget. Pay attention to anticipated rate of receipt in projecting co-payment, as there is often a high degree of variability in the receipt of self-employment income. Schedule a special review when lump sum payments are anticipated to occur, so that restitution can be requested. Monitor the case and adjust the budget (if applicable) when projected variable income is expected to cease.

Because most self-employment income involves deductible expenses, inform the person to keep accurate records of all incurred expenses and receipts.