The following people living together must be included in the same SNAP unit:
- Any person under age 18 and under the parental control of an adult unit member who is not their parent, even if the person providing parental control eats
- A parent and their child who is under age 22.
If parents and their children under age 22 living in the same dwelling are claiming to be living separately, only grant separate SNAP unit status if the living quarters are totally separate with no shared living space.
The living quarters are considered separate even if there is a shared entrance (e.g., a hallway or stairway).