residing in a household who cannot be considered household members are termed non-household members and are not
considered in determining the household's eligibility or food benefit
allotment. Non-household members are
described in (1) through (6) of this Section.
Except for ineligible students, persons who cannot be a separate food
benefit household per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-5-3 are not
considered non-household members. • 1
(1) Roomers. Roomers are persons to whom the household
furnishes lodging for compensation, but not meals.
(2) Boarders. Per Section 273.1(b)(3) of Title 7 of the Code
of Federal Regulations, 7 C.F.R. § 273.1(b)(3), boarders are residents of a
commercial boarding house and persons to whom
the household furnishes lodging and meals and who pay a reasonable monthly
payment for board.
(A) A commercial
boarding house is defined as an establishment that offers meals and lodging for
compensation with the intention of making a profit. The number of boarders residing in a boarding
house cannot be used to determine if a boarding house is a commercial
Households containing a boarder or the proprietor of a commercial boarding
house may participate in the program, separate and apart from the boarders or
residents of the boarding house, when the household meets all of the
eligibility requirements for participation.
(C) To be
considered a reasonable monthly payment for board, a boarder whose arrangement
than two meals per day must pay an amount that equals or exceeds the maximum
food benefit allotment amount for the appropriate boarder household size as
shown on Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Appendix C-3, Maximum Food
Benefit Allotments and Standards for Income and Deductions; or
meals or less per day must pay an amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of
the food benefit allotment for the appropriate boarder household size as shown
on DHS Appendix C-3.
status cannot be extended to persons paying less than a reasonable monthly
payment for meals as described in this paragraph. Persons furnished both meals and lodging by a
household but paying less than a reasonable monthly payment are considered
members of the household which provides the meals and lodging.
(3) Children in foster care or
children placed by Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS). Children in foster care or children placed by
DDS with extended family care providers must be considered boarders unless the
household providing care requests the children be included as food benefit
household members. The children cannot
participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program independently of
the household providing the foster care or DDS services.
(A) Foster care payments and DDS room and board reimbursements are
considered as income to the children and are:
(i) not included as income to the household caring for the children when
the children are not included in the food benefit household; and
(ii) counted as income to the household when the host household chooses
to include the children as members of the food benefit household.
(B) The income paid to the extended family care provider by DDS for care
rendered is counted as earned income to the provider.
attendants. Live-in attendants are
persons who reside in a household to provide medical, housekeeping, child care,
or other similar services.
(5) Students. Students are persons enrolled in an
institution of higher education who are ineligible because they fail to meet
the eligibility criteria in OAC 340:50-5-45(a).
(6) Others. Others are persons who share living quarters
with the household but who do not customarily purchase food or prepare meals
with the household.