A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under “parental control” of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, “parental control” means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.
In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:
An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.
An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015 (Definitions; SNAP)) individual and their spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:
The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and
A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.
An individual in foster care, the individual’s spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider’s filing group, but may be included in the provider’s filing group if the provider applies for benefits.
Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:
An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.
A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:
A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.
A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.
A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.