What is Earnings?
Earnings meaning “Earnings” means any of the following to the extent that they are subject to an income withholding order for support: a) Wages, salary, bonuses, vacation pay, retirement pay, and commissions. b) Payments for services of independent contractors, dividends, rents, royalties, residuals, patent rights or mineral or other natural resource rights. c) Payments or credits due or becoming due as a result of a written or oral contract for services or sales whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise. d) Payments due for workers’ compensation temporary disability benefits. e) Payments due from a disability or health insurance policy or program. f) Any other payments or credits due or becoming due, regardless of the source.
reference: California Department of Child Services