MR# 10.17: Removes Eligibility Time Limits for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

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6/4/2010

MR# 10.17: Removes Eligibility Time Limits for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants

Summary:

  • As a result of a Federal Law change on 12/19/09, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants are no longer limited to 6 or 8 months of eligibility.
  • Effective immediately, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants qualify for cash, medical and SNAP benefits to the same extent as refugees, provided that all other program eligibility requirements are met.
  • Answer AIS questions for Special Immigrant applicants as if they were Refugees.