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317:35-5-41.3. Automobiles, pickups, and trucks

Revised 9-1-19

In accordance with Section 416.1218 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), "automobile" includes cars, pickups, trucks, and other vehicles used to provide necessary transportation.  • 1

(1) Exempt automobiles. One automobile is totally excluded from counting as a resource, regardless of its value, if it is used for transportation of the individual or a member of the individual's household.

(2) Other automobiles. Any other automobiles are considered to be nonliquid resources.The equity in other automobiles is considered as a countable resource. The current market value, less encumbrances on the vehicle, is the equity, per 20 C.F.R. ' 416.1201(c). Only encumbrances that can be verified are considered in computing equity.

(A) The market value of each year's make and model is established on the basis of the "Avg. Trade In" value as shown in the current publication of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on "Cars, Trucks, and Imports".

(B) If a vehicle's listing has been discontinued in the NADA book, the household's estimate of the value of the vehicle is accepted unless the worker has reason to believe the estimate is incorrect.

(C) The market value of a vehicle that is no longer operable is its verified salvage value.

(D) In the event the member and worker cannot agree on the value of the vehicle, the member secures written appraisal by two (2) persons who are familiar with current values. If there is substantial unexplained divergence between these appraisals or between the book value and one (1) or more of these appraisals, the worker and the member jointly arrange for the market value to be established by an appraisal made by a third (3rd) person who is familiar with current values and who is acceptable to both the member and the worker.


Issued 3-1-15

1.(a) Recreational vehicles, four wheelers, and utility tractors, when not used in a business, are considered to be resources.Motorcycles are also resources unless the client uses one as their sole source of transportation.

  • (b) Staff may verify account information at financial institutions electronically through OHCA’s Asset Verification System (AVS).

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