A Boarders - NA
Boarders are not eligible to receive NA as separate budgetary units. Include the boarder as a participant in the budgetary unit that provides the room and meals when they meet both of the following:
 
The boarder pays reasonable compensation for meals.
When less than reasonable compensation is paid for lodging and meals, the following apply:
The applicant is not considered a boarder.
The applicant is a mandatory NA participant and must be included in the NA budgetary unit.
The budgetary unit chooses to include the boarder as a participant.
 
EXCEPTION
The PI has the option to not include a foster child or adult in their budgetary unit. This applies even when the foster child is related to the participant. When the foster child or adult is not included in the NA budgetary unit treat the foster child or adult as a boarder.
 
When the boarder is participating in the NA budgetary unit, the following apply:
 
Count the boarder's income or resources when determining eligibility for the budgetary unit.
Do NOT count the boarder's rental payment as income or as a resource to the budgetary unit.
 
When the boarder IS NOT participating in the NA budgetary unit, the following apply:
 
Do not count the boarder's income or resources when determining eligibility for the budgetary unit.
Count the boarder's rental payment as income to the participant who receives the payment. (See Boarders - SEEI)
 
To determine whether a boarder is paying reasonable compensation for lodging and meals, consider only the amount paid for meals.
 
The boarder is paying reasonable compensation when either of the following apply:
 
The boarder pays for more than two meals per day.
The monthly amount paid must equal or exceed the maximum NA benefit amount for the appropriate budgetary unit size.
The budgetary unit size includes the boarder and the boarder's spouse(g) and children living with the boarder.
The boarder pays for two or fewer meals per day.
The monthly amount paid must equal or exceed two thirds of the maximum NA benefit amount for the appropriate budgetary unit size.
The budgetary unit size includes the boarder and the boarder's spouse(g) and children living with the boarder.