When a temporary absence for school attendance ends and the individual does not return
to the permanent living arrangement, he or she can establish a new permanent living
Exception: When a temporary absence for school attendance ends, the individual can have a new
period of temporary absence. A new period of temporary absence is possible as long
as the individual still intends to return to the permanent living arrangement. In
this situation, the individual’s permanent living arrangement does not change as shown
in the following example.
EXAMPLE: Ms. Mary Doe is a 19-year-old student at a school for the blind. The field office
(FO) has determined that she is temporarily absent from her parents' home where she
is subject to the value of one-third reduction (VTR). Because she is over age 18 and
deeming has stopped, she can receive countable ISM from her parents and be subject
to the VTR. In June, a week before graduation, Ms. Doe decides that she will stay
on at the school and work as a day camp counselor until the end of July. Although,
Ms. Doe’s temporary absence due to school attendance ends in June, another period
of temporary absence begins. The second period is a temporary absence for reasons
other than school attendance or confinement in a Medicaid facility. As long as Ms.
Doe returns to her parents' home by the end of July, her entire period of absence
is temporary, and we continue to charge the VTR in July and ensuing months.