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Do medical/dental benefit repayments count as surplus income?

Do medical/dental benefit repayments count as surplus income? Example: I spend $100 on eyeglasses and submit the receipt to benefits who then reimburse the cost. Will the reimbursement of my initial expense count as surplus income?

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Doug Stuive, CA | Trustee | CIRP said...

Reimbursements of this nature are not considered income. They have a ‘net’ affect on the household budget. For example you used your income to initially pay for the glasses. This income earned was already declared on your budget sheet. When you get the reimbursement back from the insurance company it simply replaces the income you had to use to purchase that item. So this will not have an affect on your surplus income obligations.