The resources of a qualified individual are deemed to include the resources of an
essential person. Essential person resources that are excluded from deeming to the
qualified individual are described in SI 01330.420.
If the essential person's resources cause the qualified individual to be ineligible,
then the individual ceases to have that essential person effective the same month.
The essential person status cannot be regained after it is lost. Essential person
deeming and the essential person increment do not apply once the essential person
If essential person status is lost, and the essential person is an ineligible spouse
of a qualified individual, or an ineligible parent (or spouse of a parent) of a qualified
individual who is a child under age 18 living in the same household, spouse-to-spouse
or parent-to-child deeming, as appropriate, applies.