Unoccupied Shelter Costs
Shelter costs of a temporarily unoccupied home are allowable for NA only when ALL of the following apply:
The budgetary unit intends to return to the home.
The home is not leased or rented to others.
The home is unoccupied because of any of the following reasons:
Employment or training away from home
Natural disaster
Casualty loss
(See Multiple Shelters -Same Month when the budgetary unit has lived in more than one housing unit during the month)
When utility expenses are claimed for the unoccupied shelter and another shelter the budgetary unit is only allowed one utility allowance.