If the service member's intent to return to the deeming household changes while he
or she is away on active duty, deeming from the service member stops beginning with
the month following the month in which the intent changed.
EXAMPLE: The ineligible spouse leaves the deeming household on November 3, 1994, due solely
to active military duty. Applying the policy in SI 01310.170A.1. in this section, the FO determines that the spouse should still be considered
part of the deeming household and, therefore, that spouse-to-spouse deeming should
The eligible individual subsequently submits a letter from the absent military deemor
dated February 3, 1995, indicating that the military member does not intend to return
to the eligible individual's household. Based on this evidence, the FO determines
that, beginning March 1, 1995, the absent military deemor should no longer be considered
part of the deeming household. Therefore, the last month for which spouse-to-spouse
deeming applies is February 1995.