If an alien appears to be eligible for SSI based on the allegations of the alien and
sponsor, verify the sponsor's current income and resources (see SI 00810.001. and SI 01110.001.) In initial claim situations, compare the current income and resources with the statements in the DHS file. See
SI 01320.925 when the DHS file is not available. (If the alien is ineligible based on the established
income or resources of the sponsor, deny or suspend eligibility; do not contact DHS
(or curtail such contact if already initiated)).
Photocopy, or record on a Report of Contact (RC), the sponsor's allegations made to
DHS regarding his income and resources on the affidavit of support.
If the sponsor alleged income or resources to DHS that he does not allege to the field
office (FO), and the discrepancy is material to the alien's eligibility and payment,
the sponsor must explain the discrepancy and submit evidence of the loss of income
or resources. For example, if he alleges self-employment income to DHS but now alleges
no self-employment income, he could submit a tax return showing a net loss of income
or a record of a bankruptcy judgment. If he alleges ownership of property to DHS but
now alleges no property, he could explain and submit documentation for its disposition.
If he does not provide an explanation and evidence that you consider adequate, state
your conclusion on an RC; deny the claim for failure to submit required information.