WAG 06-01-01

The following persons can qualify for RRP benefits:

  • A person paroled to the U.S. as a refugee or asylee or admitted as a conditional entrant.
  • A resident noncitizen who was formerly a refugee.
  • An Amerasian from Vietnam, and their close family members, admitted in immigrant status through the Orderly Departure Program beginning on March 20, 1988.
  • A Cuban or Haitian Entrant who is a national of Cuba or Haiti and who was granted parole or issued a valid Form I-94 or other Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) document on or after April 21, 1980.
  • A trafficking victim identified by a letter from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

An applicant for asylum is a person who has applied for but has not been granted asylum. Except for a Cuban or Haitian Entrant, an applicant for asylum is not eligible for RRP.  new textFor policy regarding Medical Benefits for Asylum Applicants and Torture Victims, see PM 06-21-00.