Deeming

2167. What is Deeming of Income and Resources?
When the SSA determines eligibility and amount of payment for an SSI recipient, the SSA considers the income and resources of people responsible for the recipient's welfare, and this concept is called “deeming.” Since there are exceptions to what and what is not deeming, and these expect ion are are listed in detail in this section of the Handbook, then it is important to read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2168 , §2169, §2170 , §2171 , §2138 , §2139 , §2135, and §2137.

2168. What is Deeming from an Ineligible Spouse to an Eligible Individual?
When an eligible individual lives in the same household with an ineligible spouse, then the income and resources of the ineligible spouse are deemed available to the eligible individual. If there are ineligible children under age 22 (who are students) in the household, an allocation for their living allowance is provided, and a living allowance is also provided for the ineligible spouse. Since certain types of income are excluded when determining the income to be deemed from the ineligible spouse and other important rules on deeming in this section of the handbook, then it is important that you read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2167.3 , §2147 , and §2166 .

2169. What is Deeming from a Parent to a Child Under Age 18?
A child under age 18 is subject to deeming from a natural or adoptive parent or a stepparent living in the same household. There are exceptions, however, as outlined in this section of the Handbook, then it is important to read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2167.3 and §2167.3 .

2170. What is Deeming from a Sponsor to an Alien?
The income and resources of an individual who sponsors an alien's entry into the U.S. are considered in determining the alien's eligibility for SSI, so it is important to read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2167.3.

2171. What is Deeming from an Essential Person to an Eligible Qualified Individual?
An eligible qualified individual with an essential person in the household receives an amount of SSI that is increased by an increment for the essential person, therefore, all of the essential person's income is deemed to the qualified individual. Since this aspect of deeming may have an impact on your SSI, then it is important to read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2167.

Special Provisions For Converted Recipients

2172. What are Special Provisions for Converted Recipients?
There are special provisions for a “converted” recipient and this is explained in detail in this section of the Handbook, so it is important to read this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2109 , §2166 , §2135 , and §2137 .

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