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

1105.010.20.30 Deeming of Sponsor’s Resources

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

Deem a portion of the sponsor and sponsor’s spouse’s resources to the sponsored immigrant who is not exempt from deeming. Count the spouse’s resources even if the sponsor and spouse were married after signing the agreement. If the immigrant switches sponsors during the certification period, recalculate deemed resources based on the required information about the new sponsor as soon as possible after the information is supplied by the immigrant and verified.

Determine resources of the sponsor and the sponsor’s spouse the same as any other food stamp applicant. The determination is made offline. Do not include any resource that is excluded from the Food Stamp Program.

Add the amount of resources the sponsor and the sponsor’s spouse own, reduced by $1,500. This is the resource amount deemed to the immigrant. Enter the resources on the appropriate resource screens. Record a comment regarding the sponsor’s resources and how the amount was determined.

When an individual(s) sponsors more than one immigrant, divide the deemed resources by the number of such immigrants that apply for or participate in the Food Stamp program.