.02 Sponsored Indigent Test
 
(1/31/20 – 12/31/20)
A sponsored Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is considered indigent when the total income for the budgetary unit is under one of the following:
 
For CA, 36% of the 1992 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
For NA, 130% of the current FPL
 
NOTE When the Sponsored LPR is provided free room and board, the sponsored LPR is not indigent and the sponsor’s income must be deemed.
 
This total income includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
Earned income
Unearned income
In-kind income
Cash contributions from the sponsor
Cash value of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities provided by the sponsor
Vendor payments by the sponsor
 
Key the total value of all types of income provided by the sponsor(s) next to the sponsored LPR as AS, in the TY field on UNIN.
 
Document the actions taken in the case file(g).
 
The sponsored LPR is indigent when any of the following occur:
 
For CA, when AFPD displays any CA benefit amount
For NA, when FSAD displays any NA benefit amount
 
Once determined indigent, print the UNIN, AFPD, FSAD, screens and upload them to OnBase(g).
 
To determine the correct benefit amount, remove all non-cash contributions from the amount keyed as AS in the TY field on UNIN next to the sponsored LPR.
 
NOTE Complete the indigent test at the 12-month renewal. Document the case file with the date the indigent test was completed.
 
When a sponsored LPR is indigent, staff authorized to elevate inquiries must contact the Policy Support Team (PST) via email, to report the following information:
 
AZTECS case number
Name, Social Security Number (SSN), and Alien Registration Number of each sponsored noncitizen in the budgetary unit
Name, SSN, and Alien Registration Number (when appropriate) of the sponsor
Date and results of the indigent test
 
NOTE Do not contact PST when a budgetary unit consists of one or two participants and receives less than $16 in NA monthly benefits.
 
When the sponsored LPR is not indigent, deem the sponsor’s income.