(a) Household. For purposes of this subpart, we consider a household to be a personal place of residence. A commercial establishment such as a hotel or boarding house is not a household but a household can exist within a commercial establishment. If you live in a commercial establishment, we do not automatically consider you to be a member of the household of the proprietor. You may, however, live in the household of a roomer or boarder within the hotel or boarding house. An institution is not a household and a household cannot exist within an institution. (Institution is defined in § 416.1101.)
(b) Another person's household. You live in another person's household if paragraph (c) of this section does not apply and if the person who supplies the support and maintenance lives in the same household and is not—
(1) Your spouse (as defined in § 416.1806);
(3) You live in a noninstitutional care situation as described in § 416.1143;
(4) You pay at least a pro rata share of household and operating expenses (see § 416.1133); or
(5) All members of the household receive public income—maintenance payments (§ 416.1142).
[45 FR 65547, Oct. 3, 1980, as amended at 50 FR 48574, Nov. 26, 1985]