I claim three dependants on my taxes since their father claims one. If I have 4 children and I'm claiming three does that make the yearly amount I need for sponsorship drop?
There are more considerations than just being claimed as dependents. Which household do they live in, are you responsible for any support for the 4th child? You should also be able to count child support as income to meet your obligation under the Poverty Guidelines.
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The instructions for the Form I-864 clearly indicate when you must include a child as a dependent and when you do not need to count them.
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Everything still has to be reviewed by a counsel before you submit the Affidavit of Support.
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There is a lot to take into consideration, including any child support obligations, or payments received. Ask the petitioner to consult an attorney!
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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