Shelter Expenses Policy and Procedures

 

  REGULATIONS

Chapter.Page

Title

360.030

Definitions

361.610

Verification Requirements at Initial Certification

364.400

Determining Deductions

364.410

Determining Deductible Expenses

364.420

Anticipating Expenses

364.430

Expenses Deducted in the Month Due

364.440

Averaging Expenses

364.450

Verification of Deductible Expenses at Initial Certification

365.520

Disqualified Nonhousehold Members

366.320

Household Responsibilities

 

  MEMOS

Year-Number

Program

Title

2014-14

TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP

TAFDC EAEDC, and SNAP-Change to the Landlord Verification Form (LL-VER) and the Shared Housing Verification Form (VLA)

2010-29

SNAP

Snap: Self-Declaration of Shelter and Utility Expenses

2005-13

SNAP

Processing DTA/DMH Food Stamp Applications

2004-41

SNAP

Processing Food Stamp Applications from Residents of Licensed Group Homes for the Blind/Disabled

2004-9

SNAP

Food Stamp Farm Bill of 2002: Income and Asset Exclusions

 

  TRANSITIONS

Month, Year

Type

Title/Topic

May 2012

Hotline

Client reports being unemployed for two years and has no income but pays $750.00 rent.  Information is questionable and client must explain how they are meeting expenses.  Additional verification required if client is a SLAM case and explanation does not seem reasonable.  Referral of a SLAM case to fraud warranted if client is meeting expenses with no income or explanation.

February 2010

Hotline

Unpaid mortgage payment.

Payment of arrears in addition to regular rent.

Attorney’s fees for foreclosure.

August 2007

Hotline

Mortgage payment for unoccupied home.

July 2007

Hotline

Verification of shared living.

Statement by client that they share living expenses.

April 2007

Hotline

Reverse mortgage.

Mortgage payment for unoccupied home destroyed by fire.

December 2006

FYI

Attributing Shelter Costs in BEACON

November 2005

Hotline

USR case reports no shelter change.

Reported rent change must be verified.

Zeroing out unverified shelter expenses.

October 2005

FYI

Processing Unverified Food Stamp deductible Expenses

September 2004

Hotline

Shelter contribution not countable as income.

May 2004

Hotline

Vendor payments not countable.

Vendor payment of full rent.

February 2003

Hotline

Mortgage escrow includes taxes and insurance.

June 2001

FYI

Food Stamp Elderly/Disabled Indicator

January 2000

FYI

Condominium Fees Now Fully Allowable as Shelter Costs for Food Stamps (FS/SSFSP) Purposes

 

  FORMS

Number

Language

Title

LL/VER

English

Landlord Verification

VLA

VLA (S)

English, Spanish

Shared Housing Verification

 

  OTHER

Program

Description

None

 

 

  Last Update: May 22, 2014