A temporary absence, for reasons other than school attendance or confinement in a
Medicaid facility, ends when a claimant returns to the permanent living arrangement
in the same calendar month he or she leaves or in the next month. If the claimant
changes intent to return or does not return to the permanent living arrangement within
the time limit, the absence was not temporary.
EXCEPTION: If the claimant dies in the month the absence begins or the month after he or she
alleges temporary absence, the period of absence before death is temporary, even though
he does not return to the permanent living arrangement.