How to Count Absent Members When Calculating Household Size and Income

A household may report to you that one of its members will be absent from the unit. For instance, an applicant may report that she has a daughter who's away at school. Or an existing resident may report that his wife had a stroke and will be confined to a nursing home. When certifying or recertifying these households, you need to know whether to count these absent household members for purposes of determining unit size and household income.

We'll tell you how to count absent household members so you can correctly calculate household size and income.

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