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Would it matter if include my mother (Taking Public assistance) as cosponsor in i864 application?

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Please do not get married if you cannot support yourself.  First, educate yourself, get a job or two.   Then help your mother get off government support.   Lastly, once all is that is taken care of, get married.

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56 minutes ago, UAreWhatuBecame said:

Please do not get married if you cannot support yourself.  First, educate yourself, get a job or two.   Then help your mother get off government support.   Lastly, once all is that is taken care of, get married.

He is already married. 


 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Boring Life said:

My income is low while my mother has good income. I want to include her as cosponsor in i864 affidavit application but she is taking public assistance SNAP, not me right now. I could not find any joint sponsor and my mother help me in this. Would it matter or not?

Bad idea

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If you include your mother you must also include all the dependents she is claiming. Do you combined make enough for yourself, your wife, your mother, and all her dependents?

With her receiving public benefits she is a bad choice for a sponsor. It shows she does not have sufficient income to support herself and the dependents she already has so how will she support another dependent? Do her dependents receive public benefits also?

 

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13 hours ago, geowrian said:

I'm a bit confused on how she is earning "good income" while receiving SNAP. SNAP is a means-tested benefit, meaning her income has be below certain thresholds.

Me too

SNAP is based on income 

 

  • Gross monthly income — that is, household income before any of the program’s deductions are applied — generally must be at or below 130 percent of the poverty line. For a family of three, the poverty line used to calculate SNAP benefits in federal fiscal year 2019 is $1,732 a month. Thus, 130 percent of the poverty line for a three-person family is $2,252 a month, or about $27,000 a year. The poverty level is higher for bigger families and lower for smaller families.[3]

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I'm confused. How can someone earning government benefits have a good income? 

The point of a joint sponsor is that the intending immigrant will NOT become a public charge. How can someone not be a public charge if the person sponsoring them already receives public assistance?

Public assistance should be for temporary usage when a person is in limbo, not something to continuously live on (unless disabled or in a dire situation). 

 

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14 minutes ago, Sarah&Facundo said:

I'm confused. How can someone earning government benefits have a good income? 

The point of a joint sponsor is that the intending immigrant will NOT become a public charge. How can someone not be a public charge if the person sponsoring them already receives public assistance?

Public assistance should be for temporary usage when a person is in limbo, not something to continuously live on (unless disabled or in a dire situation). 

 

Do you think $50K is a good income?  

It is still under the limit to get SNAP in Massachusetts for a family with 2 kids...

 

What about $78K? 

... well this is still low enough for the same family to qualify for Section 8 in Boston.

 

"Good income" is very relative to your location.  "Good income" can be multiple times the minimun to be a sponsor, and still not enough in some locations.   

 

 

 

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