Can I count my unemployment checks toward my income for I-864 purposes?
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If it's "taxable income," it counts toward meeting the Poverty Guidelines when sponsoring an immigrant.
I’m a U.S. citizen, who is sponsoring my wife for a green card. She came from China originally, and overstayed her visa.
The issue right now is, I’m trying to fill out the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support required by USCIS, and am not sure I can reach the required sponsorship levels. The form asks for current income, of which I have only a moderate amount, from freelancing. I’m also getting unemployment checks. And I own a house, so I will be able to fill some of the gaps with assets. But my main question right now is, do the unemployment checks count, or is that a strike against me?