The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (AUSAA) authorizes the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to provide resettlement assistance and other benefits available for refugees to specific Ukrainian populations and other non-Ukrainian individuals in response to their displacement from Ukraine and entry into the United States.
Effective May 21, 2022 Ukrainians and other non-Ukrainian individuals displaced from Ukraine are eligible for SNAP and TAFDC programs as Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees. If an individual from either of these populations was paroled and entered the United States between February 24, 2022, and May 21, 2022 and applied for SNAP and TAFDC during that time, their date of eligibility is May 21, 2022. If they were granted humanitarian parole after May 21, 2022, their date of eligibility is their date of application for benefits. UHPs and other non-Ukrainian individuals displaced from Ukraine are eligible for SNAP and TAFDC benefits until the end of the individual’s parole term, unless otherwise amended by law or the individual gains another qualifying noncitizen status.
These individuals are not subject to a waiting period and are immediately eligible for benefits as long as they meet all other DTA program financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.