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Household Concept

 

Revised:

2.9

TREATMENT OF INCOME, RESOURCES, AND DEDUCTIBLE EXPENSES OF NON-HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

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1240-1-2-.02(3)(f)

1.      Income

 

Do not count a non-household memberís income as available to the remaining household members.

 

Consider cash payments made from a non-household member to the household as income, unless the non-household member is making vendor payments.

 

2.      Resources

 

Do not consider a non-household memberís resources as available to the household.

 

3.      Deductible Expenses

 

Standard Utility Allowance

 

When the food stamp household has responsibility (receives the bill) for paying all or a portion of the utility expenses, and it is entitled to and chooses the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) based on the number of eligible household members. Do not include any non-household member.

 

Other Shelter Expenses

 

When the non-household member has responsibility for the shelter expenses and the eligible household members do not contribute toward the expenses, do not allow the household a shelter expense.

 

When the deductible expenses are shared by a non-household member and the household, count only the amount actually paid or contributed by the household as a household expense.

 

When the payments or contributions cannot be differentiated prorate the expenses evenly among the persons actually paying or contributing to the expense. Deduct only the householdís pro rata share.

 

Glossary of Terms

 

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