Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.005.30.30 Joint Accounts

Exclude a joint bank account if the claimant states he/she has not contributed to the balance and circumstances indicate this is reasonable. Only count that portion of a joint account as cash and securities to which the claimant contributed. Accept the claimant’s statement. This does NOT apply in stepparent cases. In step parent situations consider the total amount on deposit.