0410.000.00 DETERMINING NEED

0410.010.10 Standard Expense Composition

Allowed standard expense items are based on the cost of living as of July 1969 and a survey of a fair and adequate random sample of SAB cases in December 1975. All expenses were averaged separately, updated, and combined into one figure that includes food, clothing, personal expense, transportation, additional blind expense, household expense, shelter costs, medical expense not covered by Medicaid, restaurant meals, vocational training, special school expenses, and nursing and housekeeping services.

Once compiled, this figure becomes a single dollar figure; the expense allowance is not itemized. No other expenses may be allowed on the budget.