Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1105.010.20.05 Definition of Sponsor

IM-#103 October 4, 2004,  IM-#56 April 18, 2003

A sponsor is an individual who:

  • is a citizen or national of the United States or an immigrant who is lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
  • is 18 years of age or over;
  • is domiciled in any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia;
  • is the person petitioning for the admission of the immigrant under section 204 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
  • executes an affidavit(s) of support or similar agreement on behalf of an immigrant as a condition of the immigrant’s entry or admission into the United States as a permanent resident.