MAGI incomeLump sums.

For purposes of determining eligibility for modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)–based Washington apple health (WAH) (see WAC 182-509-0300):
(1) A lump sum payment is money that a person receives but does not expect to receive on a continuing basis, such as an insurance settlement.
(2) Any portion of a lump sum payment that is awarded for wrongful death, personal injury, damage, or loss of property is excluded from income.
(3) Any remaining portion of a lump sum payment is counted as income if it is received in the month of application, unless it qualifies as noncounted income under another rule, and with the exception of subsections (4) and (5) of this section.
(4) Receipt of a lump sum by a member of a federally recognized tribe from exercising federally protected rights or extraction of exempt resources is considered an exempt resource in the month of receipt and is not budgeted as income.
(5) Federal, state and local tax refunds (including any interest and penalties) and earned income tax lump sums are not counted as income.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), 42 C.F.R. §§ 431, 435, 457, and 45 C.F.R. § 155. WSR 14-01-021, § 182-509-0375, filed 12/9/13, effective 1/9/14.]
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