WAG 11-01-02-a: Separate or Shared Living Arrangement

PM 11-01-02-a.

When the client lives with other persons, determine if the client is in a separate or shared living arrangement.

Example 1: Ms. A, an AABD Cash client, lives with her grandmother. Ms. A pays her grandmother $150.00 per month to live there. Ms. A and her grandmother do not share food expenses or any of the household bills. Ms. A has a separate living arrangement. Allow Ms. A the $97.00 per month maximum plus the standard allowance for the utilities included in her payment.

Example 2: Mr. B, an AABD Cash client, moves in with his brother and the brother's friend. The brother and the friend pay $300.00 per month plus all utilities. Mr. B agrees to pay his brother $100.00 per month toward rent and 1/2 of all utility expenses. Mr. B is in a shared living arrangement. Prorate shelter and utility expenses: allow Mr. B a rent allowance of $32.33 (1/3 of $97.00) plus 1/3 of the utility standards for those utilities Mr. B shares.

Example 3: Ms. C, an AABD Cash client who is 21 years old, moves in with her parents. Ms. C pays her parents $350.00 per month for shelter and food. Ms. C is a boarder. Allow Ms. C the board allowance (see PM 11-01-01-a).

Example 4: Ms. D is an AABD Cash client, over age 21. She and her minor son live with Ms. D's parents. There are 4 persons residing in the dwelling. Ms. D pays her parents a flat $200.00 per month for her and her son to live there. Ms. D does not share any shelter or household expenses with her parents. Ms. D and her son have a separate living arrangement from Ms. D's parents. When figuring Ms. D's shelter allowance, budget a 1/2 share (prorated between Ms. D and her son).

Example 5: Ms. E is an AABD Cash client who was living alone. Her daughter dropped her children off one day and never came back to pick them up. Ms. E has applied for TANF for her 2 grandchildren as an RPY. Ms. E still has a separate living arrangement. Do not include the grandchildren in Item 22 number living together.