PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 006 – The SSI Application ProcessSubchapter 04 – Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security IncomeTransmittal No. 28, 05/14/2020
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
SI 00604.054 Rent-Free Shelter: Question 27
We corrected the question number from "Question 28" to "Question 27" in the title of this POMS.
We corrected the question number from questions "29-31" to "28-30" in the second sentence in Section A.
We corrected the question numbers from questions "29 and 30" to questions "28 and 29" in the third sentence in Section A.
We corrected the question number from "question 28" to "question 27" in the subtitle in Section B.
We corrected the question number from "Question 28(a)" to "Question 27(a)" in the first sentence in Section B.
The answers to these questions alert the interviewer to whether rent-free shelter or ownership/rental liability applies and "sets the path" for the remaining questions in Part II. By first determining that the claimant indicates rent-free shelter, the interviewer may skip the ownership/rental liability questions (28-30) which do not apply. If the claimant does not indicate rent-free shelter, he or she must answer questions 28 and 29 so we may decide which issue applies--ownership or rental liability.
Complete question 27(a) for all claimants except transients and those living in institutions or in noninstitutional care. If the claimant answers (a) "NO," complete (b) and follow instructions in (c).
Consider "own" in this instance to include buying the place where the claimant lives.
If neither the claimant nor household member(s) owns or rents, indicate who owns or rents the place where the claimant lives. This information is necessary to obtain documentation for rent-free shelter or in-kind support and maintenance (ISM) as remuneration for services.
SI 00835.370 Rent: Free Shelter
SI 00835.390 Food, or Shelter That is Remuneration for Work But is not Wages