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Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends


This report deals with the four major federal means-tested benefit programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant programs, and Medicaid. Laws in place for the past 15 years restrict the eligibility of legal permanent residents (LPRs), refugees, asylees, and other noncitizens for most means-tested public aid. Noncitizens' eligibility for major federal means-tested benefits largely depends on their immigration status; whether they arrived (or were on a program's rolls) before August 22, 1996, the enactment date of P.L. 104-193; and how long they have lived and worked in the United States. This report does not track legislation and is updated as policy changes warrant.


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Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Sep 27,2012  Pages: 24]

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Aug 24,2011  Pages: 25]

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Dec 14,2010  Pages: 25]

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Jul 24,2009  Pages: 25]

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Feb 01,2008  Pages: 25]

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends  [Order No: RL33809  Release Date: Jan 19,2007  Pages: 23]