TN 5 (04-90)

RS 01301.060 One-Half Support — Contribution of Work

A. POLICY - GENERAL

The cash value of work that the NH or other person does for the claimant or which the claimant does for remuneration or support for the NH or other person is what it would cost to hire similar labor to do similar tasks in the same length of time.

This rule applies to work for which labor would usually be hired such as repairs or improvements in the home. It does not apply to routine househould tasks ordinarily expected of members of the household; these tasks do not have a cash value in determining support. (See RS 01301.030C.13.)

B. POLICY - BUSINESS OR FARMING ENTERPRISE

Substantial work by the NH or other person on a farm or in a business operated by the claimant has a cash value corresponding to the amount of net income produced by the work. If, for example, the NH or other person did 1/3 of the necessary work, but the claimant received all the net profit, 1/3 of the farm or business net income from personal services will be the contribution to the claimant.

If the claimant performs services for the NH or other person on a farm or in a business, the cash value of such services would constitute income to the claimant who would, to this extent, be deemed to be providing his/her own support.


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RS 01301.060 - One-Half Support -- Contribution of Work - 07/24/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:07/24/2002