SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home1218. Services Provided for Convenience of the Occupant

1218.1 What services are provided primarily for the convenience of the occupant?

These services may consist of room service, making beds, furnishing linens and towels, providing laundry service, preparing and serving meals, sweeping and mopping floors, dusting and cleaning, washing dishes, cleaning bathroom fixtures, emptying wastebaskets and picking up and replacing scattered or misplaced articles.

1218.2 If these services are provided, is rental income counted as earnings?

If you provide services rendered for convenience of occupant, services primarily for the convenience of the occupant of the dwelling space, the rental income is counted as earnings.

Note: No particular service or combination of these services will necessarily cause the income to be counted for Social Security purposes. Each case must be considered individually.