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Form 22A, utilizing the definition in §101(10A)(B), and §707(b)(7)(A) and (B), includes the non-filing spouse's income for means testing purposes. See Official Form 22A, Lines 3-10.
However, the debtor is allowed to deduct, as a marital adjustment, the amount of the non-filing spouse's income that was not regularly contributed to the household expenses of the debtor or the debtor's dependents.
See Form 22A, Line 17.
These cases discuss how that deduction works in specific cases.
Particularly when circumstances have changed during the six-month lookback period.