SI SF01210.517 Allocation of Income to Ineligible Spouse from Eligible Individual
An eligible individual’s countable community income may be allocated to the ineligible spouse (reverse of Federal deeming concept) if the ineligible spouse has unmet needs. The allocated amount is that required to meet the ineligible spouse’s needs under the same standard of assistance used in determining the need of the recipient, but not to exceed one-half of the total income (see SI SF01210.519).
No allocation is made from the eligible individual’s income for the support of the minor children. In addition, no allocation can be made to the ineligible spouse if he or she refused to take all steps necessary to receive unconditionally available income. Separate income of an eligible individual is not allocated to the ineligible spouse except as described in SI SF01210.516A.