Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.005.25.05 Automobiles

Automobile is defined as a passenger car or other motor vehicle used to provide transportation of goods or persons.

Exclude the equity value of one automobile and up to $1500 equity value of an additional automobile in determining equity in resources for Temporary Assistance applicants and participants. If two or more additional vehicles are owned, subtract the $1500 exclusion from one, whichever is most beneficial to the recipient. Once the $1500 exclusion is applied to an additional automobile, the remaining equity in that automobile, plus the equity in any other additional automobile, must be included in determining the claimant’s equity in resources.