Family payments for an individual's food, clothing, and shelter are considered support and maintenance for waiver clients and a value is assigned. Because support and maintenance are not considered for clients in institutional settings, and institutional and waiver financial eligibility rules are the same, support and maintenance is not considered for waiver clients.5
5. "Support and maintenance are not counted as income if eligibility is being tested for a waiver program; for example, Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), the Community Based Alternatives (CBA), Home and Community-Based Services (HCS), and Medically Dependent Children's Program (MDCP). The 1929(b) program is not a waiver program." Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part I, Chapter 15, Subchapter E, Rule 15.455.