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United States Citizenship and Immigration Service restated its longstanding policy regarding Public Charge

Letters to various Directors of Human Services with attached Public Charge fact sheet.

Resource | Policy Memos
State Enforcement of the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Non-Citizens

This memorandum provides guidance to states regarding the repayment of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from the sponsors of non-citizens who participate in the program. States are encouraged to request reimbursement if a sponsored non-citizen receives SNAP benefits and clarification is provided on the steps for requesting repayment.  States are also reminded of their obligation to comply with the requirements for counting sponsor income. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Policy Memo

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has received several inquiries regarding the eligibility of participants in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

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Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Elegibilidad Categórica y Vehículos

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Policy on Immigrants and Access Issues

Chart of SNAP Policy on Immigrants and Access Issues

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SNAP Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans

The purpose of this memo is to clarify SNAP eligibility for certain Haitian orphans.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Elimination of the Eight-Month Time Limit for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

The new legislation provides that SIVs are eligible for all benefits available to the same extent and for the same period of time as refugees pursuant to Section 207 of the Immigrations and Nationality Act

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SNAP - Guidance on Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 under the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (Section 602, Division F of Public Law 111-08) enacted on March 11,2009, extended Afghani Special Immigrant (SIV) eligibility for SNAP benefits from six months to eight months.

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SNAP - Whether Verification of Sponsor's Income is Required to Determine Indigence

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy on whether verification of a sponsor's income and resources is needed to determine if an immigrant is indigent for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purposes.

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SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under Public Law 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.