When determining sponsor's liability, use all the nonexempt income of the sponsor and the sponsor's spouse (if living together). If the sponsor or their spouse's income is received on a yearly basis, divide the income by 12 to arrive at the monthly
The sponsor's liability includes 80% of earned income and all unearned income for the sponsor and their spouse (if living together). The Gross Monthly Income Standard for the sponsor's family is deducted. The family includes the sponsor, the spouse,
and any other person claimed as a dependent on federal taxes.
If the sponsor is sponsoring more than one noncitizen, divide the available amount between the sponsored noncitizens.
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