|Rate of pay:
- Does the individual receive a salary or an hourly wage?
- If hourly, what is the hourly wage and how many hours does the individual work each pay period?
- Is the individual paid by the piece?
- If paid for piecework, how much is the individual paid for each piece and how many pieces do they normally complete each pay period?
- Does the individual receive tips or commissions?
- What are the individual's pay periods?
- What are the individual's pay dates?
- Is the individual paid on the same day each week?
- Is the individual paid on specific days of each month?
- If unable to anticipate expected hours or pay rate, look at past income:
- Do the last 3 months represent what the individual should get?
- Do the last 30 days represent what the individual should get?
- Should special circumstances be considered when looking at past income?
- If the individual has a new job, is there a partial first check?
- Does one of the pay periods include a time the individual had leave without pay due to illness or other reasons?
- Did one pay period include overtime because the individual worked extra hours for a sick coworker?
- Is the income higher or lower than normal due to seasonal fluctuations?
- Has the individual recently lost their job?
- When will the individual get their last check?
- Will the individual get any money from "cashing out" vacation, sick pay, or retirement benefits?
- Will the individual get any severance pay, unemployment compensation, or retirement benefits?
- Has there been a recent employment change:
- From full-time to part-time?
- In the number of hours worked?
- In the individual's wage or salary?
- From one job to another?
- Has the individual received overtime pay or bonuses?
- Have there been other changes that would impact eligibility or benefit level?
|Changes expected during the certification period:
- Are the hours going to go up or down?
- Is the income ending?
- Has the individual’s job just started?
- Will they receive more paychecks next month than they did this month?