Consider whether the old or new version of affidavit of support applies. A sponsored
alien under the new version and an alien who becomes blind or disabled after admission
to the U.S., are not exempt from sponsor-to-alien deeming unless an exception applies.
For a sponsored alien under the old version who we determine is blind or disabled
after lawful admission to the U.S. as a permanent resident, deeming ceases effective
the month the alien’s disability begins (for more information on aliens not subject
to sponsor-to-alien deeming, see SI 01320.910).
If the claimant is a sponsored alien under the old version affidavit, see SI 00502.220. For the new affidavit version of support, see SI