SI 01320.160 Deeming - Disaster Assistance - Policy Principle
Authority: Regulations 20 CFR 416.1103(c), 416.1150, 416.1151 and 416.1161(a)(13), (b), (c), (d)
Any assistance received by an ineligible spouse or parent as the result of a presidentially declared disaster which occurred on or after June 1, 1976 is, under certain conditions, excluded from income for deeming purposes. Any such assistance received by an ineligible child or eligible alien (sponsored by an ineligible spouse or parent) is not used to determine the amount of the allocation. For additional information related to applying this exclusion, see SI 00830.620.
Any support and maintenance received by an essential person or a sponsor of an alien as the result of a presidentially declared disaster is not income subject to deeming. Any other assistance which a sponsor or an essential person receives under the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-288) is not excluded from income subject to deeming.
NOTE: Any receipts from the sale, exchange, or replacement of a resource are not income for SSI purposes (SI 00815.200) and therefore are never deemed.