WAC 182-512-0795 SSI-related medical -- Budgeting a sponsor's income.
Effective January 2, 2015.
- The agency counts some of the income of a person's sponsor as unearned income to the medical assistance unit (MAU) if:
- The sponsor signed the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Affidavit of Support form I-864 or I-864A; and
- The person is not exempt from the deeming process in WAC 182-512-0790.
- The agency determines the amount of income that must be deemed from the sponsor by taking the following steps:
- Add together all of the sponsor's earned and unearned income that is not excluded under WAC 182-512-0860;
- Add all of the spouse's earned and unearned income that is not excluded under WAC 182-512-0860;
- Subtract an allocation for the sponsor equal to the one-person federal benefit rate (FBR);
- Subtract an allocation for the sponsor's spouse as follows:
- If the spouse is also a cosponsor of the noncitizen, allow an allocation equal to the one-person FBR; or
- If the spouse is not a cosponsor but lived in the same household as the sponsor, allow an allocation equal to one-half of the FBR.
- Subtract an allocation equal to one-half FBR for each dependent of the sponsor. The dependent's income is not subtracted from the sponsor's dependent's allocation; and
- The income remaining is deemed as unearned income to the noncitizen and is added to the noncitizen's own income.
- If the sponsor has sponsored other noncitizens, all of the sponsor's income is deemed to each person that they sponsored and is not divided between them.