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 $800 per month. Mr. A also pays monthly child
support of $30.
$ 800 Sponsor's earned income
-160 20% earned income disregard ($800 x .20)
640 Countable earned income
+742 Unearned income
1,382 Total income
-1,242 3 times Payment Level for 4
- 30 Child support
$ 10 Amount available for noncitizen
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