Special Needs


Aged, blind or disabled individuals are eligible for the cost of a therapeutic diet in the following situations:


A.  When the nutritional status of the assistance unit requires modification of the normal diet; and


B. When modification of the normal diet is a necessary part of medical care; and


C. When modification of the diet increases the cost of the food budget.


Aged, blind or disabled individuals are eligible for a clothing allowance:


A. At the time of application in order to bring the assistance unit's wardrobe up to standard; or


B. When an active recipient experiences a rapid and significant gain or loss of weight which is the result of a medical condition other than a pregnancy, and requires treatment by a physician, or


C. When essential clothing is destroyed, stolen or becomes unavailable due to a catastrophic event or the assistance unit would be eligible for emergency housing payments if such assistance were requested.


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