TN 34 (08-99)

SI 01120.150 Gifts of Domestic Travel Tickets

A. Policy

1. Domestic Travel Tickets

The value of a ticket for domestic travel received by an individual (or spouse) is not a resource if the ticket is:

  • received as a gift;

  • not converted to cash; and

  • excluded from income per SI 00830.521.

2. Non-Domestic Travel Tickets

The value of tickets for non-domestic travel received by an individual are a resource.

EXCEPTION: If the ticket cannot be sold or converted to cash due to restrictions placed on the ticket, it is not a resource.

B. Procedure

1. Domestic Travel Ticket

a. When to Develop

Develop under this section when an individual alleges having retained an uncashed ticket for domestic travel andthe value of the ticket, plus the value of other countable resources, exceeds the applicable resource limit.

b. Documentation

Document the file or MSSICS screen with the allegation that the uncashed ticket has been retained and that the ticket is excluded from income per SI 00830.521.

c. Determine Whether Ticket Meets the Definition of a Resource

If the ticket is excluded from income, determine that it does not meet the definition of a resource and do not include its value in the resource determination.

2. Non-Domestic Travel Ticket

If the ticket was retained and counted as unearned income per SI 00830.521, count the CMV of the ticket as a resource.


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SI 01120.150 - Gifts of Domestic Travel Tickets - 10/03/2014
Batch run: 10/03/2014
Rev:10/03/2014