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Since you pay rent to your parents for your room, you could argue that you are a single economic unit and do not have to list the other household members,
If you support your siblings financially ro support your parents, than you would list them as household income.
Another issue id if your parents claim you as a dependant, than you would list their income as you are part of their houshold, and thier income should be included.
The court in In Re Jewel, 365 B.R. 796, rejected the “heads on beds” approach as overly broad and instead adopted a definition limited to those household members financially dependent of the debtor.Accordingly, the best guidance to consider is whether the household members constitute a single economic unit. If they do, you should probably include them
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no you would not have to prove it, you would list your rent that you pay, and since you are not supporting anyone your household would be you
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