(a) Definition. A public assistance household is one in which every member receives some kind of public income-maintenance payments. These are payments made under—
(1) Title IV-A of the Social Security Act (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families);
(2) Title XVI of the Social Security Act (SSI, including federally administered State supplements and State administered mandatory supplements);
(3) The Refugee Act of 1980 (Those payments based on need);
(4) The Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act;
(5) General assistance programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
(6) State or local government assistance programs based on need (tax credits or refunds are not assistance based on need); and
(7) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs (those payments based on need).
(b) How the presumed value rule applies. If you live in a public assistance household, we consider that you are not receiving in-kind support and maintenance from members of the household. In this situation, we use the presumed value rule only if you receive food or shelter from someone outside the household.
[45 FR 65547, Oct. 3, 1980, as amended at 57 FR 53850, Nov. 13, 1992; 70 FR 6345, Feb. 7, 2005; 70 FR 41137, July 18, 2005]