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FYI: TAFDC and FS Eligibility for Battered Noncitizens


Immigrants do NOT have to self-petition under VAWA to be eligible for benefits as a battered noncitizen. If the person immigrated through a spouse or parent and are battered, they are eligible. The FYI explains how to figure out if an immigrant has any of the qualifying immigration statuses.

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