With the exceptions noted in SI 00502.240D., the income and resources of aliens whose sponsors signed new version affidavits
of support are deemed to include the income and resources of their sponsors (and their
sponsor's spouses, if both spouses live in the same household). Sponsored aliens are
subject to deeming regardless of whether they live with their sponsors.
NOTE: References throughout these instructions to “sponsor” also include the sponsor’s
spouse who lives in the same household as the sponsor.
For new version affidavit of support cases, if the alien’s sponsor is the alien’s
ineligible spouse or parent, sponsor deeming, not spousal or parental deeming, applies in the case.
Unlike the policies that apply in old version affidavit of support cases (SI 00502.220):
Aliens sponsored under the new version affidavit of support who become blind or disabled
after admission to the U.S. are not exempt from sponsor deeming; and
There is no time limit on sponsor deeming under the new version affidavit. Deeming
continues indefinitely until one of the events listed in SI 00502.240E.2. occurs.