NOTE: If the earnings are from self-employment, subtract any allowable business expenses before the 20% deduction.
NOTE: Budget the amount of the sponsor's liability even if the money is not given to the noncitizen.
Example 1: Mr. A and his wife sponsored a noncitizen a year ago. They live in Chicago with their 2 children. Mr. A receives Social Security of $142 per month. Mrs. A has earned income of $750 per month.
$ 750 Sponsor's earned income
-150 20% earned income disregard (750 x .20)
600 Countable earned income
+142 Unearned income
742 Total countable income
- 1,965 3 times Payment Level for 4
$ 0 Income available for noncitizen
Example 2: Mr. B sponsored a noncitizen this year. He lives in Chicago with his wife and one child and earns $2,200 per month. The family has no unearned income.
$2,200 Sponsor's earned income
- 440 20% Earned income disregard (max. allowed)
1,760 Countable earned income
-1,629 3 times Payment Level for 3
$ 131 Income available for noncitizen
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