Adult Medicaid Manual MA-2262 SPONSOR DEEMING
A. Sponsored Alien: An alien admitted lawfully for permanent residence sponsored by an individual who has signed an Affidavit of Support, Form I-864.
B. Sponsor: A person who signed an Affidavit of Support on behalf of an alien as a condition of the alien’s entry or admission to the U.S. Only individuals are considered sponsors. Organizations and institutions, such as churches or service clubs, are not considered sponsors. An alien may have more than one sponsor.
C. Deemed Income/Resources: The process of considering a sponsor’s income and resources for the alien.
D. Sponsor Deeming: For aliens admitted due to a sponsor, the sponsor and/or the sponsor’s spouse are financially responsible for the alien by deeming their income to the alien a/r following rules in this section. They are not considered part of the budget unit and do not need to live with the alien.
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E. Affidavit of Support: This is a statement of a sponsor’s income, resources, and willingness to support an alien. It is filed with the BCIS by a U.S. citizen or LPR who sponsors an alien seeking admission to the U.S. as a permanent resident.