Example 1: FOM Residence is a Medical Facility
Mr. Rose left his apartment and entered a medical facility on 08/05/98 and he did not intend to return to his residence. Mr. Rose's FOM residence in November was a medical facility. On 11/11/98 he was discharged to his daughter's home where he did not contribute toward any of the household operating expenses. The field office did not charge ISM in November because his FOM residence was the medical facility. Food and shelter received during a medical confinement are not income (SI 00815.100).
Example 2: FOM Residence is a Public Institution
Mr. Payne entered the county jail on 01/23/99. Mr. Payne's FOM residence in March was the county jail. He was released on 03/04/99 and returned to his home. He made no payment to the jail for food or shelter which had a monthly value of $300. The field office determined that he received a month's worth of ISM for March. The ISM was valued at $300, so he was charged the PMV. (Although he was in jail for only 4 days, the monthly value of the ISM is counted. The amount is not prorated just because he was in jail for only part of the month. If Mr. Payne wants to rebut the value of the ISM, he would need to show that the monthly value was less than $300, or verify that he made a payment to the jail.)
Example 3: Move From Public Medical Institution to Medical Care Facility
Mr. White's FOM residence in 11/98 was a public medical institution where he would have been ineligible (N02) if he had remained there throughout the month. He did not pay for any of his food or shelter. On 11/04/98 he became ill and was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he remained until 11 /20/98 when he returned to the FOM public institution. Since Medicaid paid for his stay at the hospital, Mr. White was eligible for the $30 payment for November. Because the $30 payment cap applies in November, ISM is not counted in that month. See SI 00835.500E.2.b.
NOTE:Had this public institution been a penal facility, Mr. White would have remained ineligible (N22) for November if his transfer to the medical facility was an authorized absence (SI 00520.009B.1.).
Example 4: Temporary Absence Due to Incarceration
For about 7 months, Mr. Young had been living in an apartment and paying for all of his own household expenses when he was sent to the county jail on 05/ 18/98. While in jail he intended to return to his apartment, and on 06/05 /98 he did return. The period of incarceration was a temporary absence from his permanent living arrangement. ISM received during a temporary absence is not counted. Therefore, he is not charged with any ISM for the period he spent in jail. His FOM residence for June is his apartment (his permanent residence). ISM, if any, is based on his FOM residence, and since he was not receiving ISM in his apartment, no ISM is charged for June.
Example 5: No Permanent Residence on the First of the Month
Ms. Harris is an eligible individual who normally lives with her mother. However, she had a dispute with her mother, and for the past 5 months has been staying at different friends' homes for a few weeks at a time. On 5/15/98 she is arrested and put in jail. On 05/28/98 she posts bail and she returns to live with her mother.
Since Ms. Harris did not have a permanent residence in May, the FOM rule is not applicable. For May, ISM is counted from each place that she lived. Her short stays in the jail, with friends', and with her mother cannot be considered temporary absences because she had no permanent residence.
If Ms. Harris chooses to rebut the PMV in May, the actual value of ISM would include ISM she received 05/01-05/15 while staying with friends, ISM received 05/15-05/28 while in jail, and ISM received 05/28-05/31 in her mother's home.
Example 6: FOM Residence is a Household Where the VTR Would Apply
Ms. Morris had been subject to the VTR for the past 8 months. She lived with 3 roommates and did not contribute to household expenses. On 08/15/ 98 she moved into an apartment where she has rental liability. The VTR does not apply for August because she did not live in another person's household throughout a month. Therefore, the field office uses the PMV rule to charge her with a month's worth of ISM received from her FOM residence. The field office determines that, in August, she received ISM with an actual value of $200 which was capped at the PMV. Any money she spent in August toward household expenses in her new residence is not considered when computing ISM from the FOM residence.
NOTE:Assume that, instead of making no contribution, Ms. Morris had contributed $100 toward expenses in the FOM residence and that she decides to rebut the value of the ISM she received in August in the FOM residence. Assume that the field office determines that the monthly household operating expenses are $800. With 4 household members in the FOM residence, Ms. Morris' pro rata share was $200. She paid $100 toward the household expenses of the FOM residence. Therefore, the actual value of Ms. Morris' ISM is $100 for August.
Example 7: Intended FOM Residence Would be Subject to the VTR
Ms. Appleby had been living alone in her own apartment. She decided to move to her sister's home across the country where she would not pay for any food or shelter. She left on 02/24/99, intending to arrive the last week of February, but bad weather delayed her arrival until 03/02/99. Although she intended to be in the sister's home as of the first moment of March, she was still in transit. The VTR does not apply in March because she did not meet the throughout the month requirement. However, her intended FOM residence was her sister's home and we use the PMV rule to charge a month's worth of ISM there for March.
Example 8: Transients/Homeless and the FOM Rule
A homeless individual sleeps on park benches and gets food from a private nonprofit homeless shelter which has been certified by the State as a nonprofit provider of in-kind support and maintenance (SI 00830.605 and SI 00835.331). The FOM rule does not apply because the individual has no permanent residence. ISM, if any, would be counted from all of the sources during the month. However, he is not charged with ISM for sleeping on the park benches since that is considered ISM of no value. The food received at the homeless shelter is excluded per SI 00830.605.