Request sponsorship information about the alien from DHS/USCIS via the Systematic
Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program using the following steps:
Initiate a SAVE Initial Verification.
Enter the requested information as prompted and select SSI as the benefit the applicant
Since SSI is a federal means-tested public benefit, if sponsor information from a
legally enforceable affidavit of support is available, SAVE will electronically return
a response that includes the sponsor's:
First and last name and middle initial,
Social Security Number, and
If SAVE has no sponsorship information, then “Not Applicable” will be displayed in
the “Sponsors” section of the Case Details page in SAVE.
In some situations, the SAVE initial verification response may instruct you to institute
Additional Verification if you need sponsor information. In these situations, institute
an Additional Verification with a note in the "Special Comments" field specifically
requesting sponsor information.
IMPORTANT: If the SAVE response includes sponsor information, then the screen will also include
an "Answer Sponsorship Compliance Questions" button that contains sponsor deeming
and agency reimbursement questions. DO NOT
SELECT THIS BUTTON AND DO NOT ANSWER THESE
QUESTIONS. SSA does not have legal authority to provide answers to these questions. You do
not need to complete these compliance questions to verify sponsor information.
NOTE: DHS forms G-845 and G-845 Supplement are obsolete. Therefore all of the specialized
information previously available on these paper forms are now available electronically
in SAVE during a case verification query. The "Additional Request" feature in SAVE
replaces the paper G-845 Supplement.