I am a little confused. The check is to you, but she fears it raising her income? We need far more facts, I'm not fully understanding your situation.
If the monies distributed are from the corpus of the trust, it wont count towards income. If its interest earned, etc., and is distributed it can count as income. You will have to allocate it with a K1.
If you received the check and it is made out to you then it will not raise your daughter's income. On the other hand, if it is made out to the Irrevocable Trust and she is merely the Trustee (administrator) then it does NOT raise her income personally as the Trust is not her. She is merely a Trustee who administers the Trust.
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Proceeds (check) paid to trust is not income of trustee.
The proceeds are oncome of the trust.
Daughter need not be concerned.
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