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Resources - Resources of an Alien's Sponsor


Revised March 25, 2011



Purpose:

WAC 388-470-0060How does the department decide how much of my sponsor's resources affect my eligibility for cash, medical, and food assistance?

CLARIFYING INFORMATION

  1. Income of an alien's sponsor:

If a client was sponsored under the INS affidavit I-864 or 864A, we must also deem the income of the sponsor under WAC 388-450-0155.

  1. Old Affidavits of support:

INS previously used an I-134 affidavit of support for people who sponsored a family member. We only deem a sponsor's resources to an alien if the sponsor completed the I-864 or I 864-A.

  1. Deeming resources is time limited for state funded benefits:

Under WAC 388-450-0156, we only deem the sponsor's resources to the client for five years if the client receives state-funded benefits.


WAC 388-470-0060
WAC 388-470-0060

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 388-470-0060 How does the department decide how much of my sponsor's resources affect my eligibility for cash and food assistance?

  1. If you are a sponsored immigrant as defined in WAC 388-450-0155, and you are not exempt from deeming under WAC 388-450-0156, we count part of your sponsor's resources as available to you.
  2. We decide the amount of your sponsor's resources to count by: 
    1. Totaling the countable resources of the sponsor and the sponsor's spouse (if the spouse signed the affidavit of support) under Chapter 388-470 WAC;

    2. Subtracting fifteen hundred dollars; and

    3. Counting the remaining amount as a resource that is available to you.

  3. If you can show that your sponsor has sponsored other people as well, we divide the result by the total number of people who they sponsored.
  4. We continue to count your sponsor's resources when we determine your eligibility for benefits until you are exempt from deeming under WAC 388-450-0156.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.

WORKER RESPONSIBILITIES

Take the following steps to determine the amount of resources to deem to the sponsored alien:
  1. If an alien's sponsor has resources, determine the amount of countable resources the sponsor has under Chapter 388-470-WAC.  (See How Resources Count)

  2. Add the countable resources of the sponsor's spouse only if the spouse signed the affidavit of support.

  3. Subtract $1500.00 from the amount in step 2 above. The result is the amount to deem to the sponsored alien.

  4. If the alien's sponsor has sponsored more than one alien, divide the result above by the number of aliens they sponsored.


EXAMPLE

The alien's sponsor listed the following resources: $127 cash on hand, $825 checking account (ATM slip shows a balance of $1300, but the sponsor's register shows a $475 rent check that hasn’t cleared.) $350 savings, $500 in stock through employer's stock purchase plan (Invested 6 months ago - 20% fine if they cash it out before 3-year period is over.) Sponsor's spouse signed the affidavit of support, but they don't have separate resources.

$127

Cash on hand

$825

Checking (Subtract checks the sponsor wrote that haven't cleared.)

$ 350

Savings;

+$400

Stock from employer plan ($500 - 20% penalty

$1702

Sponsor's countable resources

-$1500

Deduction allowed by federal regulations

$202

Resources deemed to sponsored immigrant

Modification Date: March 25, 2011