TN 5 (04-90)
RS 01301.010 One-Half Support - General
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.
Ordinary and customary items for maintenance of the person supported. Examples of support are:
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.