.04 Homeless Verification
Do not grant separate budgetary unit status due solely to the applicant's statement that they are homeless and living temporarily with others. Certain budgetary units must apply together; (see NA Participation to determine who must be included in the participant’s budgetary unit.)
 
When considering a budgetary unit homeless due to temporarily living with others, discuss with the applicant the dates they will be staying at the temporary residence. Document the information in the case file(g).
 
Consider a residence temporary when the budgetary unit lives there for 90 days or less. When a budgetary unit continues to live in the same residence for more than 90 days, do not consider the budgetary unit homeless.
 
When the homeless applicant states they prepare food separately from those with whom they are temporarily residing, have the applicant sign a Separate Household Status Statement (FA‑255).