NOTE: Had this public institution been a penal facility, Mr. White would have remained ineligible
(N22) for November if his transfer to the medical facility was an authorized absence
Example 4: Temporary Absence Due to Incarceration
For about 7 months, Mr. Young had been living in an apartment and paying for all of
his own household expenses when he was sent to the county jail on 05/ 18/98. While
in jail he intended to return to his apartment, and on 06/05 /98 he did return. The
period of incarceration was a temporary absence from his permanent living arrangement.
ISM received during a temporary absence is not counted. Therefore, he is not charged
with any ISM for the period he spent in jail. His FOM residence for June is his apartment
(his permanent residence). ISM, if any, is based on his FOM residence, and since he
was not receiving ISM in his apartment, no ISM is charged for June.
Example 5: No Permanent Residence on the First of the Month
Ms. Harris is an eligible individual who normally lives with her mother. However,
she had a dispute with her mother, and for the past 5 months has been staying at different
friends' homes for a few weeks at a time. On 5/15/98 she is arrested and put in jail.
On 05/28/98 she posts bail and she returns to live with her mother.
Since Ms. Harris did not have a permanent residence in May, the FOM rule is not applicable.
For May, ISM is counted from each place that she lived. Her short stays in the jail,
with friends', and with her mother cannot be considered temporary absences because
she had no permanent residence.
If Ms. Harris chooses to rebut the PMV in May, the actual value of ISM would include
ISM she received 05/01-05/15 while staying with friends, ISM received 05/15-05/28
while in jail, and ISM received 05/28-05/31 in her mother's home.
Example 6: FOM Residence is a Household Where the VTR Would Apply
Ms. Morris had been subject to the VTR for the past 8 months. She lived with 3 roommates
and did not contribute to household expenses. On 08/15/ 98 she moved into an apartment where she
has rental liability. The VTR does not apply for August because she did not live in
another person's household throughout a month. Therefore, the field office uses the
PMV rule to charge her with a month's worth of ISM received from her FOM residence.
The field office determines that, in August, she received ISM with an actual value
of $200 which was capped at the PMV. Any money she spent in August toward household
expenses in her new residence is not considered when computing ISM from the FOM residence.