TN 5 (04-90)
RS 01301.200 One-Half Support — Spouse or Surviving Spouse Cases - Spouses Living Together
A. Policy - general
When husband and wife are living together, assume they share equally, in terms of support, in all income received into the household regardless of their individual incomes.
B. Policy - outside income
In determining the individual incomes of the husband and wife when they live together, assume in the absence of evidence to the contrary (e.g., long term incapacity of a spouse) that they have an equal share in all outside income.
Outside income (as used here) includes:
Income from jointly - owned property
Income from roomers and/or boarders
Withdrawals from joint savings accounts
Contributions from third parties
Member of the military dependents' allowance
It does not include income received through their individual efforts, such as income from services, pensions, royalties, income from individually-owned property, etc.
Unless there is evidence to the contrary, compute the support of the spouse as follows:
|1||Ascertain the total individual incomes of husband and wife from all sources,|
|2||Exclude from this total amounts not used for the support of either, e.g., extraordinary expenses, and|
|3||Divide balance equally between husband and wife.|
| ||The pro rata share resulting from Step 3 is the support received by the claimant spouse. If the claimant's income is one-half or less than this amount, the claimant received one-half support from the NH.|
RS 01301.020 - Considering the Period in Determining Support for Stepchildren