1110.010.00 PERSONS WHOSE RESOURCES ARE TO BE CONSIDERED

IM-#14 February 23, 2007IM-#56 April 18, 2003IM-#121 July 2, 2001IM-#142 November 6, 1998

Resources of all individuals determined to be EU members are included in the resource eligibility determination. Resources are entered in FAMIS on the appropriate screens:

The resources of the following individuals are included or excluded as follows.

Always review the Financial Resource Detail Summary (FMWG) screen prior to authorizing a case action to ensure resources you expect to be included are included in the determination. From the Action Authorization (FM3H) screen, press F15=RESOURCE to view the Financial Resource Detail Summary (FMWG) screen. If the resource is incorrect, select the resource and press F6=DETAILS to return to the appropriate screen and correct the inaccurate information.

1110.015.00 Jointly-Owned RESOURCES

IM-#14 February 23, 2007

Consider resources held jointly by separate EUs or members of EUs as available in total to each EU unless the EU demonstrates that such resources are inaccessible. If the EU demonstrates that it has access to only a portion of the resource, count the value of that portion of the resource toward the EU's resource level. If a resource is held jointly with a person receiving Temporary Assistance, SSI, SP, or SAB, count only that portion of the resource contributed by the person not receiving those benefits. Consider the resource totally inaccessible to the EU if the resource cannot practically be subdivided and the EU's access to the value of the resource is dependent on the agreement of a joint owner who refuses to comply.

EXAMPLE: If two people share a savings or checking account as joint tenants, either of them can withdraw any amount without the other's signature. This resource is held jointly for FS purposes and the total value of the checking/savings account is considered an available liquid resource for each person.
EXAMPLE: If a group of people have an undivided interest in a piece of property, one person cannot sell another's interest in the property. Even though the resource is contained in one place, it is not a resource held jointly for food stamp purposes because each person has access only to the portion of the interest that belongs to him/her.

If there is a joint owner who is an EU member, record the other owner on the Joint Owner (FMWA) screen. If there is a joint owner who is not an EU member, the joint owner cannot be entered on the Joint Owner (FMWA) screen. If the resource is a vehicle, real property, or personal property, update the Percent owner field for the EU member to show the percent of the resource owned by the EU member. Record a comment on the appropriate resource screen regarding the other owner.

Always review the Financial Resource Detail Summary (FMWG) screen prior to authorizing a case action to ensure resources you expect to be included are included in the determination. From the Action Authorization (FM3H) screen, press F15=RESOURCE to view the Financial Resource Detail Summary (FMWG) screen. If the resource is incorrect, select the resource and press F6=DETAILS to return to the appropriate screen and correct the inaccurate information.