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ITG FAQ #18 Answer-What is a General Welfare Program?

This is a need-based payment, made under a written, social benefit program, to tribal members by the tribe.  Even though a tribal member may receive a need-based payment for a social welfare, medical assistance, or for education, a tribes designation of these payments in not determinative of their tax status. 

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