Use the following special definitions when deciding who to include in a SNAP unit.
A person meets elderly disabled status if that person is:
When a unit member states that the parent of a child lives with the unit, accept their statement and include the parent. No other proof is needed.
Parental control means that a person is financially or nonfinancially dependent on a non-parent adult unit member.
Parental control does not apply to persons living with their spouse and/or child(ren).
Note: Couples who are in a civil union are not considered spouses. Grant separate SNAP unit status if food is bought and prepared separately, see (WAG 04-05-03).
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