Has anyone else's clients been assigned the Emmon value of a car? A client was just assigned $209.00 for the value of his used car. It is his only car. The caseworker told me that because he is a widow and he is considered permanent placement in a nursing home, the car is a countable resource. I think I could fight it but, the value is so low, it doesn't matter. I just want to know in case a future client has a Ferrari.
CFR § 416.1218. Exclusion of the automobile.
(a) Automobile; defined. As used in this section, the term automobile includes, in addition to passenger cars, other vehicles used to provide necessary transportation.
(b) Limitation on automobiles. In determining the resources of an individual (and spouse, if any), automobiles are excluded or counted as follows:
(1) Total exclusion. One automobile is totally excluded regardless of value if it is used for transportation for the individual or a member of the individual's household.