Mrs. Beverly Webster, an SSI recipient, manages an apartment complex. In addition
to her salary of $800 per month, she receives the free use of an apartment where she
lives with her two children. The FO contacts the owner of the complex and learns that
furnishes the apartment to Mrs. Webster so that she will be available for emergencies,
would expect Mrs. Webster to respond to emergencies during her off-duty hours,
does not require Mrs. Webster to live in the apartment provided, but would not have
hired someone who lived more than 2-3 miles away, and
rents apartments similar to Mrs. Webster's for $500 per month.
Since the shelter was not a condition of employment, the FO charges the current market
value of the shelter as wages. Adding to it Mrs. Webster's salary of $800 per month,
the FO charges $1,300 per month earned income. The FO also documents the owner’s statements
and the basis for the wage determination on a Report of Contact and locks it (EVID
could also have been used).