If a SNAP unit leaves their home temporarily because of: employment or training away from home, illness, natural disaster, or casualty loss, shelter costs may be allowed if:
a SNAP unit with both an occupied home and an unoccupied home is only entitled to one utility standard. The appropriate standard may be allowed for the home the SNAP unit chooses.
Note: Verification of housing costs is not required for SNAP. Accept the customer's statement of the amount of their housing costs (rent, mortgage, property taxes, state and local assessments, and insurance).
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