NOTE: When a local/State education agency makes a third party payment for the food and shelter
provided at the ED/VOC institution, determine that the recipient receives countable
ISM if these funds are not otherwise excludable (SI 00835.706C.6.).
EXAMPLE 1: Child Subject To Deeming is Away at School
Lucy Jones, a 14-year-old eligible child, is a resident at the State School for the
Hearing-Impaired. She will live at school during the school year (09/10/98 - 06/10/99).
Lucy lives with her parents between semesters and during vacations. The claims specialist
(CS) determines that Lucy's permanent residence is her parents' home where she is
subject to deeming. And, the CS identifies this as a situation where ISM development
is needed for both the parents' home and the school. Per (SI 00835.042), when a child subject to deeming is away at school, ISM is potentially countable
in both the permanent residence (her parents' home) and in the school.
After developing the living arrangements, the CS determines that Lucy receives no
ISM in her parents' home. But, the CS learns from the parents that they do not pay
for Lucy's food and shelter at the school. Further development reveals that the State
Department of Education pays for Lucy's food and shelter which is valued at $400 per
month. The CS determines that this third party payment results in countable ISM for
Lucy. Lucy is charged with ISM capped at the PMV for each month that she is at school
including September and June. See SI 00835.400, " ISM only to the Claimant" for detailed instructions for processing this type of
case within the SSI Claims System.
EXAMPLE 2: Child Not Subject To Deeming is Away at School
James Wilson, a 15-year-old eligible child, is a resident at the same school as in
(SI 00835.714), Example 1. He lives at school during the school year and lives with his grandmother
between semesters and during vacations. The CS determines that James' permanent residence
is the grandmother's home where he is not subject to deeming. Following the temporary absence rules in (SI 00835.040 and SI 00835.042), the CS determines that any ISM James receives would be based on his permanent living
arrangement, i.e., his grandmother's home. ISM he receives while at school (a temporary
absence) is not counted per (SI 00835.040C.2.).