Jump to content
All posts are moderated, so it will take time for your post to appear!
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

My son (US citizen) is going to sponsor my green card petition. According to I864 instruction, I do not need to file I-864 if I have met 40 credits requirement, i.e., no sponsor necessary. Some questions and need your help to clarify.

Per I-864 exemption, “You have earned or can receive credit for 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act (SSA).” 

I have worked 10 years in the US. But only 3 years show “Taxed Social Security Earnings” even though all 10 years show “Taxed Medicare Earnings” per my Social security benefit report. The reason I did not have record for 7 years because the state I worked in as a public employee in these 7 years did not participate in the federal social security program. Total 7 states nationwide did so for their public state/local employees. But I did participate in the state public employment pension program in those 7 years. Would be the state pension program eligible to count toward the social security 40 credits requirements? Many thanks.



Share this post

Link to post

I doubt it.

Did your spouse work in the US? The Social Security credits earned by your spouse during the period of the marriage would also count.

Share this post

Link to post

My son is a college student now and it is difficult for him to meet the 125% poverty line. I am working in the US now as TN. Also I have house and cash savings. Based on the following excerpt from I864 instruction, can my assets (house, cash) be used to serve the affidavit requirement? By the way, I am not living with my son, and mostly not in the future since I am working in a state different from the state he is studying. 

"Example of How to Use Assets: If you are petitioning for a parent and the poverty line for your household size is $22,062 and your current income is $18,062, the difference between your current income and the poverty line is $4,000. In order for assets to help you qualify, the combination of your assets, plus the assets of any household member who is signing Form I-864A, plus any available assets of the sponsored immigrant, would have to equal five times this difference (5 x $4,000). In this case, you would meet the income requirements if the net value of the assets equaled at least $20,000." (from I864 Instruction, page 10)


Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now