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Introduction and Overview of Deeming Briefing Paper

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Deeming is a term SSA uses to describe the process of considering another person's income and/or resources to be available for meeting an SSI claimant's (recipients) basic need for food, shelter, and clothing. The concept of deeming is based on that notion that, in some situations, those who have a responsibility for others share their income and resources for the benefit of these persons. This document will address the various deeming situations identified by SSA.