DSM-5

Lack of Adequate Food or Safe Drinking Water

Extreme Poverty

Low Income

Insufficient Social Insurance or Welfare Support

This category should be used for individuals who meet eligibility criteria for social or welfare support but are not receiving such support, who receive support that is insufficient to address their needs, or who otherwise lack access to needed insurance or support programs. Examples include inability to qualify for welfare support owing to lack of proper documentation or evidence of address, inability to obtain adequate health insurance because of age or a preexisting condition, and denial of support owing to excessively stringent income or other requirements.

Unspecified Housing or Economic Problem

This category should be used when there is a problem related to housing or economic circumstances other than as specified above.

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