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16 DE Admin. Code 9013.1
7 CFR §273.1, Household concept
13 Del.C. §101, Void and voidable marriages
13 Del.C. §129, Equal treatment of marital relations
Therefore, policy at DSSM 9013.1(B)(1)(b), Household Definition is amended by striking the language prohibiting same gender couples from being considered spouses. The applicable federal citation is also added to the policy section.
A) General Definition ‑ a household is composed of one of the following individuals or groups of individuals, provided they are not residents of an institution (except as otherwise specified in DSSM 9015), or are not boarders (as specified in DSSM 9013.3).
B) Special Definition ‑ the following individuals living with others or groups of individuals living together must be considered as customarily purchasing food and preparing meals together, even if they do not do so*.
* Same sex couples, for food stamp purposes, are not considered spouses and the presumption of purchasing food and preparing meals together would not apply to them.
"Elderly or disabled member" means a member of a household who:
"Entitled" as used in this definition refers to those veterans' surviving spouses and surviving children who are receiving the compensation or pension benefits stated or have been approved for such payments, but are not yet receiving them.
Note: Some disabled persons optionally receive Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) payments in lieu of Civil Service Disability payments. Such persons are considered to meet the disability definition under this section. Some persons, however, receive FECA payments on a temporary basis while recovering from an on-the-job injury. Receipt of these temporary payments does not satisfy the disability definition. Therefore, verify which type of FECA payment a client receives.
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