A temporary absence, for reasons other than school attendance or confinement in a
Medicaid facility, ends when a claimant returns to the permanent living arrangement
in the same calendar month they leave or in the next month. If the claimant changes
intent to return or does not return to the permanent living arrangement within the
time limit, the absence was not temporary.
EXCEPTION: If the claimant dies in the month the absence begins or the month after they allege
temporary absence, the period of absence before death is temporary, even though the
claimant does not return to the permanent living arrangement.