Department of Human Services

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Household Concept

 

Revised:

 

2.5

ABSENT WAGE EARNER

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1240-1-2-.02(2)(d)

Absent wage earners are included as household members unless the absent wage earner and the household can establish sufficiently that the absent wage earner is, in fact, a separate household.

 

Evaluate each case on its own merit, using focused interviewing techniques.

        Does the absent wage earner have a separate address?

        Does he/she pay rent and/or utilities at the address?

        Where does he/she receive mail?

        How often does he/she receive mail?

        How often does the absent wage earner come home?

 

Do not count the absent wage earner as a household member when it is established that he/she is a separate household.

 

Absent Wage Earner Example

 

Glossary of Terms

 

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