TN 18 (12-11)
SI 01320.125 Deeming Value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Department of
Agriculture Donated Foods
20 CFR 416.1161(a)(6)
Do not consider the value of assistance as income, in the deeming computation for
an individual, who received assistance from another person, or directly from the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
In addition, if the Department of Agriculture (e.g., supplemental food programs) donates
food to an individual, for deeming purposes, do not consider the value of that food
This exclusion applies to the income of
an essential person,
(For Essential Person definition, see SI 00501.100)
the sponsor of an alien, and
an ineligible child living in the household
For purposes of determining the amount of the allocation, this exclusion also applies
to the income of an eligible alien that an ineligible spouse or parent sponsored.