The proportion of one member's contributions to any other member is the same as the
proportion of to his/her contribtuions (less his/her own support) to the total income.
EXAMPLE: In the year preceding the male NH's death, his mother had lived with him, his wife
and his minor child. Development established that his income of $3450, his wife's
income of $1950 and his mother's income of $400 were all used for support of the family.
The total funds available for support were $5800 and since there were 4 members of
the household, the cost of support of each was $1450. The mother's income of $400
is considered as being used for her own support. The balance of her support, $1050,
came from the contributions of the NH and his wife. The proportions are computed as
|Income available for support
|Cost of own support
|| - 1450
|| - 1450
|Balance available for support of other members of the household
The NH's contribtion to his mother's support equals 4/5 1 of $1050 or $840. Since one-half of the mother's support was $725, the one-half support
requirement is met.
1 Fractional amount derived from: $2000 = Balance available from WE
$2500 = Total remaining support available