For all cash programs, if a person is born outside of the U.S. verify whether the person is:
- a U.S. citizen, or
- a noncitizen living in the U.S.
For all medical programs, primary level of verification of citizenship is required for a U.S. citizen born outside the U.S.
For all programs, verify the specific type of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) status that a noncitizen has.
USCIS documents are the primary source of a noncitizen's status. But a noncitizen who does not have proper USCIS documents can provide other documentation of their USCIS status. Verify the status through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) (see WAG 03-01-05).
See WAG 25-02-01 for a chart of the eligible USCIS statuses by program.
For all programs, verify citizenship if the person was born outside the U.S., even if they say they are a U.S. citizen. The different types of USCIS statuses are as follows: