TN 4 (02-95)
SI 01310.160 Deeming Concept - Spouse
Social Security Act, Section 1614(c);
Regulations 20 CFR 416.1160(d)
A spouse is the husband or wife of the sponsor of an alien. An ineligible spouse is a spouse who is not eligible for SSI. An ineligible spouse whose income and resources are subject to deeming must live with the eligible individual, eligible child, or the sponsor.
See SI 00501.150 for the rules on determining marital relationships (including “holding out” spouses) which apply for all SSI purposes, including deeming.