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340:50-5-6. Households with non-household members

Revised 9-15-16

(a) The worker does not count the income of non-household members who are not disqualified, such as ineligible students, per Section 273.11(d) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) (7 § C.F.R. 273.11(d)).

(b) When the earned income of one or more household members and the earned income of a non-household member are combined into one wage, the worker determines the income for the household members by:

(1) counting the portion due to the household when it is possible to identify the household's share; or

(2) prorating the earned income equally and counting the household member's pro rata share when it is not possible to identify the household's share.

(c) When the household shares deductible expenses with the non-household member, the worker only deducts the amount the household actually paid or contributed as a household expense with the exception of utility expenses.  • 1

(1) Per 7 § C.F.R.273.9(d)(6)(iii)(F), when the household pays part of the utility expenses, the household is allowed the full utility standard deduction for which it qualifies based on criteria perOklahoma Administrative Code 340:50-7-31.

(2) When the payments or contributions cannot be differentiated, the worker prorates the expenses evenly among persons actually paying or contributing to the expenses and deducts only the household's pro rata share with the exception of the utility expenses per (1) of this subsection.


Issued 9-15-16

1. For example, when the client states the food benefit household and the non-household member each pay half of the $400 rent payment and the utility expenses including heating and cooling, the worker enters $200 in the 'shelter cost' field C54 and S in the 'utility indicator' field C59 of the Family Assistance and Client Services Shelter tab.

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