I'm currently a full time student and am applying an adjustment of status for my husband. I'm in the process of filling out the I-864. I'm certain that I don't meet the income requirements and the only joint sponsor I can find doesn't make a lot either. I was wondering if my unemployment benefits count?
In theory, unemployment benefits could be included because you have to report unemployment benefits as income on a federal tax return. The government looks at your federal tax return to determine your income.
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No, you really can't rely on unemployment benefits due to the fact that it isn't a 'stable' source of income.
Get a co-sponsor to be safe.
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