N.J. Admin. Code § 10:72-3.5 - Household unit

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The term "household unit" means those persons whose income is counted in the determination of eligibility under the provisions of this chapter. The following persons, if they reside with the program applicant or beneficiary, shall be considered members of the household unit:
1. In the case of a pregnant woman:
i. The pregnant woman and the unborn child (or children, when it is medically verified that there is more than one fetus);
ii. The pregnant woman's spouse;
iii. The pregnant woman's natural or adoptive children under the age of 21;
iv. The blood-related siblings (including those of half-blood) of the pregnant woman's children who are under the age of 21; and
v. The natural or adoptive father of any children in the household unit.
2. In the case of an infant:
i. The child;
ii. The child's natural or adoptive parents;
iii. The child's blood-related (including half-blood) and adoptive siblings under the age of 21; and
iv. At the option of the applicant, the child's stepparent. If the applicant elects not to include the stepparent in the household unit, his or her income will not be included in the determination of eligibility except to the extent that he or she makes it available to the eligible members.
3. In the case of an aged, blind, or disabled individual, the household unit will consist of that individual and his or her spouse if the spouse resides with the aged, blind, or disabled individual. In the case of a blind or disabled child, the household unit will consist of only that child; however, the income and resources of the child's parents will be deemed to that child in accordance with 10:72-4.4(d).
4. Any person who is in receipt of Work First New Jersey/TANF or SSI or who has applied for and been found eligible for Medicaid based on eligibility for those cash assistance programs will not be included in the household unit. Any person whose income and resources have been deemed to an eligible SSI beneficiary shall likewise not be included in the household unit unless that person is applying for benefits under this chapter.
5. Any person in (a)1 and 2 above shall be included in the household unit even though he or she is in an AFDC-related Medically Needy budget unit in accordance with 10:70-3.5. Likewise, any person in (a)1 and 2 above required by 10:70-3.5 to be included in an AFDC-related Medically Needy budget unit, shall be included in that budget unit even if he or she is included in a household unit under the provisions of this section. Any aged, blind, or disabled person eligible under the provisions of this chapter or who is eligible for Medically Needy (or pending spend-down) will not be included in the household unit of a pregnant woman or child.
6. A spouse shall not be included in the household unit of an aged, blind, or disabled individual if the spouse is himself or herself in the household unit of an eligible pregnant woman or infant under the provisions of this chapter, or is in the budget unit of an eligible AFDC-related Medically Needy case (including eligible pending spend-down). Note: Resources of a spouse of an aged, blind, or disabled individual will be deemed to that individual in accordance with 10:72-4.5 even though the spouse is not in the household unit.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:72-3.5
Emergency Amendment, R.1988 d.96, effective 2/2/1988 (expired April 2, 1988).
See: 20 New Jersey Register 548(a).
Substantially amended.
Adopted Concurrent Proposal, R.1988 d.212, effective 5/16/1988.
See: 20 New Jersey Register 548(a), 20 New Jersey Register 1103(a).
Amended by R.1995 d. 539, effective 10/16/1995.
See: 27 New Jersey Register 2527(a), 27 New Jersey Register 3956(a).
Amended by R.1998 d.116, effective 1/30/1998 (operative February 1, 1998; to expire July 31, 1998).
See: 30 New Jersey Register 713(a).
In (a), substituted a reference to Work First New Jersey/TANF for a reference to AFDC in the first sentence of 4.
Adopted concurrent proposal, R.1998 d.426, effective 7/24/1998.
See: 30 New Jersey Register 713(a), 30 New Jersey Register 3034(a).
Readopted provisions of R.1998 d.116 without change.

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