3. If the elderly disabled person(s) qualifies for separate SNAP household status, determine their eligibility and benefit amount separately. See PM 05-04-02 for how to treat expenses shared by persons living together.
Example: Ms. G and her spouse are applying for SNAP. Both are 70 years old. Ms. G has an amputated leg (WAG 05-06-01-a) due to diabetes. She and her spouse live in the home of their 50 year old daughter. Because they are no longer able to care for themselves, their food is bought and prepared in common with their daughter. The daughter's only source of income is $1,500 monthly from work. The household size for the daughter is 1 (excluding Ms. G and her spouse). The monthly gross income standard for a household size of 1 is $1,869. The daughter's income is less than $1,869. Ms. G and her spouse may be granted separate SNAP household status from their daughter.
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