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FYI: Eligibility for Noncitizens (TAFDC and Food Stamps)

Date: 
01/01/2004
Author: 
DTA

Reminder to case workers that 1) they must tell applicants that even if they are not personally eligible for benefits a family member may be, 2) once a person indicates an unwillingness to provide verification of immigratin status or social security number, the case worker must stop asking for such verification, and 3) case workers must not report any applicant or recipient to ICE except in the rare situation where the person gives the case worker a copy of a deportation order.

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