Example 1: Child, Subject to Deeming, Away at School
Tom Smith, a 14-year old eligible child, is temporarily absent from his parents' home
when he is away at school. Since he is subject to deeming from his parents, the ISM
received from the permanent living arrangement (parents' home) and from the temporary
living arrangement (school) is potentially countable. The claim specialist (CS) determines
that Tom does not get any ISM in his parents' home. However, Tom receives food and
shelter while at school and his parents do not pay for it. The CS determines that
this is countable ISM and establishes that it has a value in excess of the PMV. ISM
capped at the PMV amount is charged beginning with the month that Tom starts living
at school. Tom began living at school on 09/15/16. On the SSI claim system, the CS
inputs 09/15/16 on the Living Arrangement Change page (INTRANETSSI 010.016) to establish
a living arrangement iteration to document the value of the ISM only to the claimant.
Using a date in September means that the SSI claim system will charge ISM for September.
On the In-Kind Support and Maintenance page (INTRANETSSI 010.015), the CS answers
“yes” to the ISM question which reads “Does any person (not living with you) or any
agency pay for any of your food or shelter items or provide you or your household
(if applicable) with any food or shelter item (y/n):.” On the In-Kind Support and
Maintenance Source page (INTRANETSSI 010.015), the CS indicates that the type of ISM
is ISM only to the claimant and enters the actual value of the ISM in the monthly
When Tom returns home on 06/08/17, the CS will remove the ISM. Since Tom received ISM in June, the ISM will be removed
starting in July. The CS inputs 07/01/17 on the Living Arrangement Change page to
establish an iteration to delete the ISM as of July. CAUTION: If the CS inputs a June date on the Living Arrangement Change page, the SSI claim
system will not charge ISM in June, which would be incorrect.
Example 2: Eligible Individual Receives Gift of a House
Ms. Jones, an eligible individual, lives with her 3 children in a home owned by her
parents. On 12/15/16, her parents deed the home to her as a gift. The CS determines
that the gift of the home is ISM only to the claimant and charges the ISM in December
(H type income capped at the PMV). On the SSI claim system, the CS inputs 12/15 /16
on the Living Arrangement Change page to establish a living arrangement iteration
to count the ISM in December. The CS then establishes an iteration for January by
inputting 01/01/17 on the Living Arrangement Change page and showing no ISM in January,
since this gift of a house counts only in the month of December.