Income from Boarders
A SNAP household receives boarding income when it runs a commercial boarding house or furnishes lodging and meals in exchange for a reasonable monthly payment.
- The income earned from running a commercial boarding house is self-employment; calculate this income using the standard self-employment rules.
- When a boarder instead pays a reasonable amount for board, follow the instructions below
- When the boarder does not pay a reasonable amount, you must include the boarder as a member of the SNAP household.
Boarder income includes all direct payments to the household. This includes payments for rooms, meals, or any contributions for shelter expenses. It does not include expenses the boarder pays to someone outside the household. Exclude 50% of the boarder payment as a business expense.