For the purpose of these two computations, composition refers to the persons in the
household as of the first moment of the month. This includes individuals who are temporarily
absent from the household. See SI 00835.020 for the definition of household and SI 00835.040 for the definition of temporary absence and SI 00835.500 for first of the month residence.
Additions to or deletions from the household's composition are not effective until
the following month (SI 00835.510).
Generally, assume all other members of an individual's household share in the food.
However, if it is learned that another member does not share in the food (and the
claimant does), then do not count the other member in the household's composition
for purposes of determining total household expenses for the pro rata share computation.
Instead, determine separate shares for food and shelter based on the two different
composition figures and add the shares together to determine the individual's pro