Income documentation

Use the table below to find out what kind of documents you should submit for your specific income sources.

If you or someone in your household participates in or receives income from any of the following:  You should send us a copy of: 
Public Assistance Programs CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps), CalWorks (TANF, CAPI), Housing Assistance (SEC 8, Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) Award letter(s) or letter of participation in the program(s) that includes benefit amount.
Wages, Salaries, Tips, Commission, Bonus and mileage Minimum of 2 consecutive paystubs within the last 2 months that display your name and pay period. If your pay is variable throughout the year, please provide more than 2 months of paystubs to allow for a more accurate average.
Social Security (SSI, SSA), Veterans Assistance, Retirement/Pension, Unemployment (EDD), Disability, Foster Care/Adoption funds Award letter(s) or letter of participation in the program(s) that includes benefit amount.
Rental Income (home or room) or you have multiple SMUD accounts in your name. Current Tax return form 1040 pages 1 & 2 and schedule E.
Self Employed, Corporations or Partnerships Current tax return form 1040 pages 1 & 2 and schedule C or E. (Income = Gross Income - 40% of Expenses). Both individual and business returns are required if filed separately.
Child and/or Spousal Support Court documents or statement from Child Support Office.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)/Annuity If receiving payments from IRA, please provide withdrawal provision statement.
Insurance/Legal Settlements Settlement documents
Financial Aid/Grants/Scholarships Award letter(s)
Any aid or income used for living expenses (utilities, food, rent, etc.) Examples: paid in cash, odd jobs, babysitting, family assistance etc. Signed letter listing frequency and amount of aid.