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OLGT 2021-54: EAEDC: Designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti

Date: 
07/08/2021
Author: 
DTA
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The ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis in Haiti has prompted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate Haiti Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an 18-month period, effective May 22, 2021, through November 22, 2022.

This designation for TPS enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti and are currently residing in the United States) to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements.

Individuals who are approved or have pending status for TPS must have documentation from USCIS verifying this temporary status. Once verified, they are considered Permanently Residing Under Color of Law (PRUCOL) for purposes of EAEDC eligibility, and accordingly, may be eligible for EAEDC provided they meet all other EAEDC nonfinancial and financial requirements.

Unless they qualify under a different noncitizen status, individuals who are approved or pending for TPS are not eligible for SNAP or TAFDC benefits.

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