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SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME FROM ROOMER/BOARDER

ISSUE DATE: 03/2016

If a client receives payments for lodging, meals, or related services from people living in the client's home, the income is roomer/boarder income. Units with roomer/boarder income are self-employed. Count the income as earned income.

A roomer lives with the unit and pays for lodging only.

A boarder eats with the unit and pays for meals only.

A roomer and boarder lives AND eats with the unit and pays for lodging AND meals.

Roomer/boarder income is different from rental property or from shared living expense income. For information on rental property income, see 0017.15.33.30 (Self-Employment Income From Rental Property). For information on shared living expense income, see 0017.06 (Excluded Income).

For information on budgeting Self-Employment Income, see 0017.15.33.03 (Self-Employment, Convert Inc. To Monthly Amt).


MFIP, DWP, SNAP, GA, GRH:

Follow general provisions.


MSA:

For non-SSI recipients, follow general provisions.

For SSI recipients, SSA determines income. No county action is required.

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