Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.005.25.15 Household Items and Jewelry

  1. Household Furnishings: Do not include household furnishings in determining the claimant’s equity in resources unless they are not used by the claimant.
  2. Jewelry: Exclude jewelry of limited value (i.e., costume jewelry) and wedding and engagement rings from determining a family’s equity in resources.
  3. Personal Effects and Household Goods: Exclude personal effects (i.e., clothing, cosmetics, toys, etc.) and household goods (i.e., food on hand, cleaning supplies, tools used for home maintenance, lawnmower, etc.) in determining equity in property.