Food Stamps

1105.010.20.15 Sponsor Deeming

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

Sponsor’s¬†deeming counts a sponsor’s income and resources as though they are part of the immigrant’s income and resources when determining if the immigrant is eligible for benefits. Only sponsored immigrants whose sponsors signed enforceable affidavits of support are subject to deeming. Refer to the FAMIS User Guide Deeming Immigrant Sponsor Income and Resources for additional information.

Do not deem the income or resources for any immigrant whose sponsor signed an affidavit of support prior to December 19, 1997.