Payments made by an individual living in the assistance group’s home that are for both lodging and meals.
Treatment: Unearned Income (even if it is an informal arrangement).
Manually reduce boarder income by the greater of:
• maximum monthly food stamp coupon allotment for the number of boarders, or
• actual expenses, if claimed and verified.
A boarder’s payments are excluded when the boarder is included in the assistance group because the boarder’s income is included in the assistance group’s income calculation.