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q023Taking into account all sources of income for everyone in your household, what was your total household income over the last 12 months?

Please consider all sources of income, including:
  • wages, tips, bonuses
  • income from self-employment
  • income from investments or retirement savings
  • payments from government benefits (including unemployment and Social Security benefits)
  • and settlements such as alimony and child support
total household income over last 12 months
q024In the last 12 months, how often were you able to easily predict your household’s income for the following month? how easy to predict household income for following month
q025In the last 12 months, which of the following statements best describes how your household’s income varied from month to month, if at all?

My household’s income:
income varied month per month
q027BSocial Securitysocial security
q028Supplemental Security Income (SSI) BenefitsSupplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
q029Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
q032Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps)Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps)
q035Other government benefits not listed here (such as WIC, TANF, CHIP, or Section 8), Please Specify: ~q035_other Other public benefit
q164In the last 12 months, approximately what portion of your total household income was paid in cash (not via direct deposit or check)?PORTION OF INCOME IN CASH