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UNITS FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE RESIDENCES

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Although a person may have 2 or more residences during the same month, a person can be in only 1 assistance unit. See 0007 (Reporting) for people who move during a month. Follow the procedures below for people who maintain multiple residences throughout a month.


MFIP, DWP:

If a child lives with both separated or divorced parents during the same month, consider the child to be in the unit where the child spends the most time. If the time is equal, or parents alternate living in the child's home, consider the child to be in the unit which applied first.

When a child alternates between parents at least 1 calendar month at a time, consider the child to be in the unit where the child lived on the 1st day of the month. Terminate the case when the child is absent.

When a minor child's home is with 1 parent for the majority of time in each month for at least 9 consecutive calendar months, and that minor child visits or vacations with the other parent, the minor child's home remains with the 1st parent even when the stay with the 2nd parent is for all or the majority of the months in the period of the temporary absence. See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence).


SNAP:

If a person has more than 1 residence, determine which residence has the unit which should include the person. Follow the order below to determine which unit that is. Stop at the 1st circumstance that applies; do not consider the remaining situations.

FOR ADULTS:

1.

The residence where their spouse lives.

2.

The residence which is the only one where they incur shelter costs.

3.

The residence where they eat a majority of meals.

4.

The residence where they spend a majority of time.

5.

The residence which is the only one where another person would be part of the same unit (sibling, parent).

6.

The residence they choose.



FOR MINOR CHILDREN:

1.

The residence where they eat the majority of meals.

2.

The residence where they spend a majority of time.

3.

The residence providing a majority of financial support.

4.

The residence providing a majority of physical and emotional care.

5.

The residence applying for the child first.



MSA, GRH:

No provisions.


GA:

Follow general provisions.

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