A special need is a need for goods or services not common to a majority of recipients. The categories of special needs are:
The person for whom the special need is authorized must be a member of the assistance unit (AU). A person may receive one or more special need payments at the same time. Before a special need allowance (other than pregnancy) will be paid, evidence is required to establish:
· The total cost of the need and the payment plan;
· What proportionate share is to be borne by the recipient if the need is shared by others in the family not included in the AU;
· The period over which the need will continue.