To receive permanent resident status, USCIS requires noncitizens to prove that they do not owe a debt to the U.S. or a state government. To prove this, some noncitizens may ask the Family Community Resource Center for a statement. If someone asks for one, give it to
them, unless they have an outstanding client error overpayment. If a family received benefits during the period when citizenship was not an eligibility requirement (prior to 05/01/74), the benefits are not an overpayment.