FAA2.K Identity and Citizenship (IDCI/NOCS) : 08 Noncitizen Overview : D Sponsored Lawful Permanent Resident : .01 Determining Whether to Deem the Sponsor’s Income and Resources
.01 Determining Whether to Deem the Sponsor’s Income and Resources
 
(10/01/11 - 12/31/11)
When the Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is sponsored by an ORGANIZATION or GROUP, the sponsor’s income and resources are not deemed to the LPR.
 
When an LPR is sponsored by an INDIVIDUAL, the following applies:
 
The sponsored LPR may be exempt from sponsor deeming policy. Do not request any information regarding the sponsor when any of the following occur:
 
The sponsored LPR can be credited with 40 quarters of earnings
The sponsored LPR is a victim of domestic violence or extreme cruelty, by a member of the family
The sponsored LPR is a victim of a severe form of trafficking, is not required to have a sponsor, and is to be treated as a refugee for eligibility purpose
 
NOTE When the LPR is a victim of a severe form of trafficking, elevate the facts of the case to the Policy Support Team via email.
 
The sponsored LPR becomes a Naturalized U.S. citizen
The sponsored LPR is under 18 (See Example Sponsored Lawful Permanent Resident 2)
The sponsored LPR does not meet Qualified Noncitizen requirements
The sponsor dies
The sponsor did not sign an USCIS Form I-864 or I-864A affidavit
The sponsor signed an affidavit of support prior to December 19, 1997, or signed an affidavit of support other than the I-864 or I-864A
The sponsored LPR applied for or became an LPR before December 19, 1997
The sponsored LPR was not required to have a sponsor, such as a refugee, asylee, Cuban or Haitian entrant
The LPR entered in employment or other nonfamily categories, such as the diversity category, where the sponsor did not have to sign the Form I-864 or I-864A
The sponsored LPR is indigent
 
NOTE When the sponsored LPR and the sponsor are participants in the same budgetary unit, the sponsor's income and resources are not deemed. The income and resources are considered as normal countable income and resources.
 
When the sponsored LPR is not exempt from sponsor policy, determine whether the sponsored LPR is indigent. (See Sponsored Indigent Test)
 
When the sponsored LPR meets the indigent test, the sponsored LPR is potentially eligible for benefits.
 
When the sponsored LPR is indigent, do not deem the sponsor’s income or resources. When determining the indigent sponsored LPR’s income, count only the actual cash contributions provided by the sponsor and the sponsor's spouse. Key the contributions next to the sponsored LPR as AS, on UNIN.
 
When the sponsored LPR does not meet any exemptions or the indigent test, determine the portion of the sponsor’s and the sponsor’s spouse’s income that is available to the sponsored LPR.
 
EXCEPTION
For CA, the resources of the sponsor are countable toward the sponsored LPR. Request the income AND resources of the sponsor. Count the sponsor’s resources, minus $1500 toward the sponsored LPR.
 
Deem the income of the sponsor and the sponsor's spouse to the sponsored LPR. Key the deemed income next to the sponsored LPR as AS, on UNIN.
 
NA EXCEPTION
When the budgetary unit meets expanded categorical eligibility criteria (their income is below 185% of the FPL), sponsored LPR policy does not apply. (See LPR Requirements)