TN 39 (09-96)
SI 00835.470 ISM and Households - Conversions
Conversion is the procedure by which food or shelter costs are adjusted to reflect the true monthly value to an eligible individual or his/her household.
B. When to use conversion
Conversion is used when it is necessary to:
distinguish household costs from non-household costs (i.e., business or agricultural costs);
determine the household's share of costs when more than one household use certain shelter items;
account for arrearages;
change other-than-monthly costs to monthly amounts.
(Sections SI 00835.471 - SI 00835.474 provide instructions for doing these four types of conversions.)
Conversion is not necessary when it would have no effect on the LA/ ISM determination. For example, if sharing is established using higher, unconverted amounts, conversion is not required.