TN 29 (07-90)
SI 01120.100 Home Energy Assistance/Support and Maintenance Assistance
A. Policy principle
The term “resources” does not include home energy assistance/support and maintenance assistance (HEA/SMA) which qualifies for exclusion from income.
B. Operating policy
We do not develop for HEA/SMA unless:
retained funds, plus other alleged countable resources, exceed the applicable statutory limit; and
resources exclusive of the alleged HEA/SMA funds would be within the limit.
C. Development and documentation
When it is necessary to develop resources which allegedly include HEA/SMA, obtain the individual's statement either signed or recorded on a DROC identifying (if not already documented in file):
amount of HEA/SMA funds received;
when received and from what source; and
amount of remaining funds.
D. Related policy
See SI 00830.605 regarding the exclusion of HEA/SMA from income.