PM 03-01-02

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, revised text 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.

deleted textFor 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: