01801.060 a pure SSI household is defined as follows:
An individual who lives alone and is applying for or receiving SSI, or
A household (as defined for food assistance purposes) where everyone has applied for
or is receiving SSI.
For food assistance purposes, it is important to remember that more than one household
can live under one roof, if separate purchase and preparation of food is declared.
If other persons who are not SSI applicants/recipients physically live in the same
household with the SSI claimant/recipient and the SSI claimant/recipient purchases
and prepares food separately from the rest of the household, the SSI claimant/recipient
meets the definition of a pure SSI household. For
food assistance purposes
the SSI claimant/recipient is considered to be in the SSI claimant/recipient's own
household. Do not confuse the living arrangement determination for SSI payment purposes
with the living arrangement determination needed for food assistance purposes.
Consider individuals who live in public/private nonprofit shelters for the homeless
as individual households for food stamp application purposes. (See SI 01801.040.)
SSA must use State designed food stamp applications. The State of Rhode Island Department
of Human Services (RI DHS) must make the application available to SSA field offices
(FOs). The State must also provide SSA with informational material to distribute to
food stamp applicants. This material is included with the application.