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SHELTER DEDUCTION - HOME TEMPORARILY VACATED

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

MFIP, DWP, MSA, GA, GRH:
No provisions.


SNAP:

Allow a shelter deduction for homes temporarily vacated, if the unit vacated the home:

To take employment or training away from home.

Because of illness.

Due to natural disaster and loss.


The unit must intend to return to the home. The unit may not rent the home while absent. Current occupants cannot claim shelter costs for SNAP.

Deduct the appropriate utility standard for the temporarily vacated home, if the unit is not claiming a utility deduction for their new residence. See 0018.15 (Shelter Deductions), 0018.15.09 (Utility Deductions).

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