Figure the total amount of assets of the sponsor and the sponsor's spouse (if living together).
Example 1 (TANF): Mr. C and his wife live in Chicago and sponsored a noncitizen 2 years ago. They have:
$1,740 Bank account
5,000 Cash value of insurance policy
6,740 Total assets
-1,500 Sponsor's TANF asset limit
$5,240 Amount available to noncitizen
Example 2 (FS): Mr. J and his wife sponsored a noncitizen in March 1995. They have $2,000 in a bank account.
$2,000 Bank account
-1,500 Sponsor's FS asset limit
$ 500 Amount available to noncitizen
Consider the amount over the asset limit as available income to the noncitizen.