WAG 05-02-01

A boarder is a person who lives with others and pays a reasonable monthly amount for lodging and meals. Foster children and/or adults are considered boarders, but are treated differently (see PM 04-05-05).

A person is paying a reasonable monthly amount for lodging and meals if the payment meets one of the following standards:

  • If the boarder receives 3 or more meals per day, the payment must be at least equal to the maximum monthly revised textbenefit amount for the boarder unit's size; or
  • If the boarder receives less than 3 meals per day, the payment must be at least equal to two-thirds of the maximum monthly revised textbenefit amount for the boarder unit's size.

At the SNAP unit's request, a person who qualifies as a boarder may be included as a member of the SNAP unit providing the board.

A person who buys meals from a unit but lives at another address is not a boarder or unit member.