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USDA Guidance -- Clarification on SNAP Eligibility for Haitians Granted Temporary Protected Status

Date: 
03/30/2010
Author: 
USDA

Finding that Haitian nationals granted TPS do not meet the definition of Haitian entrant and therefore are not qualified aliens eligible for SNAP (food stamp) benefits.  However, iff the household consists of a mixture of eligible U.S. citizens, eligible qualified aliens, or persons with another eligible status, along with persons granted TPS, then only those household members granted TPS would be denied, and eligibility would be determined for the remaining household members.

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