Obtain the individuals statement, signed or on a Report of Contact page, regarding
separate consumption and verify the allegation with a knowledgeable adult member of
the household, other than the individual's spouse. Obtain a signed statement from
the knowledgeable member or record the contact on a Report of Contact page.
If the individual is the householder the individual's signed statement about separate
consumption is sufficient documentation.
If separate consumption is established, ISM from within the household in the form
of shelter must be considered. See SI 00835.340.
When the individual does not pay for food consumed outside the household, consider
the possibility that the individual receives ISM in the form of food. Such food is
classified as ISM to one person (SI 00835.400).