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: Mr. A and his wife sponsored a noncitizen a year ago. They have 2 dependent children. Mr. A receives Social Security of $742 per month. Mrs. A has earned income of $1800 per month. Mr. A also pays monthly child support of $30.
$ 1800 Sponsor's earned income
- 175 (20% earned income disregard cannot exceed $175)
1,625 Countable earned income
+742 Unearned income
$2,367 Total income
-2,082 3 times Payment Level for 4
-30 Child support
$255 Amount available for noncitizen
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