TN 5 (04-90)

RS 01301.010 One-Half Support - General

A. INTRODUCTION

One-half support is a statutory requirement. However, the cost of a person's support is usually difficult to determine with any degree of precision. Because of this difficulty, SSA's usual approach is based on a comparison of the amount of the NH's contributions with the total income of the claimant during a given period.

B. DEFINITIONS

1. Support

Ordinary and customary items for maintenance of the person supported. Examples of support are:

  • Food

  • Shelter

  • Clothing

  • Ordinary medical expenses

2. One-Half Support

Regular contributions made by the NH in cash, kind, or services to the claimant of which the amount of such contributions equal or exceed one-half of the claimant's income from all sources.


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RS 01301.010 - One-Half Support - General - 08/13/1990
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/13/1990