TN 29 (07-90)

SI 01120.100 Home Energy Assistance/Support and Maintenance Assistance

A. Policy principle

The term “resources” does not include home energy assistance/support and maintenance assistance (HEA/SMA) which qualifies for exclusion from income.

B. Operating policy

We do not develop for HEA/SMA unless:

  • retained funds, plus other alleged countable resources, exceed the applicable statutory limit; and

  • resources exclusive of the alleged HEA/SMA funds would be within the limit.

C. Development and documentation

When it is necessary to develop resources which allegedly include HEA/SMA, obtain the individual's statement either signed or recorded on a DROC identifying (if not already documented in file):

  • amount of HEA/SMA funds received;

  • when received and from what source; and

  • amount of remaining funds.

D. Related policy

See SI 00830.605 regarding the exclusion of HEA/SMA from income.


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SI 01120.100 - Home Energy Assistance/Support and Maintenance Assistance - 01/07/2013
Batch run: 01/07/2013
Rev:01/07/2013