461-145-0340    Effective 09/01/16
Lodger Income

  1. Lodger income is the amount a lodger (see OAR 461-001-0000) pays the filing group for room (rent) and board (meals).

  2. Lodger income is counted as follows:

    1. In the REF, REFM, and TANF programs, lodger income not excluded under OAR 461-155-0350 is treated as self-employment income.

    2. In all programs except the OSIP, OSIPM, QMB, REF, REFM, and TANF programs, lodger income is treated as self-employment income.

    3. In the OSIP, OSIPM, and QMB programs, lodger income is the amount a member of the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) pays for the use of a room (rent) with or without board (meals) and is treated as unearned income:

      1. Lodger income may be reduced by the following allowable expenses such as--

        1. Interest and escrow portions of a mortgage payment (at the point the payment is made to the mortgage holder);

        2. If the home is rented or leased by the financial group, the monthly rent payment;

        3. Real estate insurance;

        4. Repairs (such as a minor correction to an existing structure);

        5. Property taxes (if not included in an escrow portion of the mortgage payment);

        6. Lawn care;

        7. Snow removal;

        8. Advertising for tenants; and

        9. Utilities.

      2. Allowable expenses are prorated based on the number of rooms designated for rent compared to the number of rooms in the house (excluding bathrooms). Basements and attics are counted only if they have been converted to living spaces (such as recreation rooms).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049

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